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OS X Lion Battery Life

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  • Corrr Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jul 30, 2011 10:01 PM (in response to PhangirloftheOpera)

    This worked not as much for me on my MB Air (2010).

    After resetting the power manager, the time left for my battery fluctuates from 2 to 3 hours while working with Safari.

    On Snow Leopard I had up to 6 hours of battery life.

  • paolomasera Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2011 3:04 AM (in response to Sammeh!)

    Same problem after my upgrade to Lion my MBP 13" mid 2010 has only 2-3 hour of battery instead with Snow Leopard it worked for at least 4 hours without problem using Wifi and Bluetooth.

     

    Tried reset of Power Manager but it doesn't solve my problem I hope that Apple will release a patch about that soon.

     

    I don't have Citrix agent running...also latest Snow Leopard patch generated a problem similar it was due to Parallels icon resolution and Dock so I'm confident a similar solution.

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    Aug 1, 2011 6:12 AM (in response to Sammeh!)

    I have the same problem. At first I turned off the backlit on the keyboard, thinking it would help. Not really. Now I regret installing the Lion. Hope they find the bug and fix it soon. If not, I am seriously considering going back to the Snow Leopard.

  • Richard Nieves Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Aug 4, 2011 5:00 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    I followed this Apple advise about resetting System Management Controller and it worked for me:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

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    Aug 5, 2011 11:14 AM (in response to Richard Nieves)

    Didn't for me.

  • pomeberry Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2011 8:41 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    A clean restore and an SMC reset with full battery and while plugged in fixed it for me. I first tried the SMC reset before resotring to no avail. Then after restoring i realized that maybe just the SMC reset would have fixed it if it was properly done (I wasn't fully charged and I wasn't plugged in when I did it before restoring so I'm not sure if that would have affected the fix - the power adapter light should change when you release the buttons).

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    Aug 17, 2011 6:36 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    Just updated to OSX 10.7.1 a few minutes ago and still no help for the shortened battery life in the update.  Lion seems to have turned my 15" Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz iCore5 machine into a hot plate.  guess I should either call apple in the morning or buy some eggs to cook!

  • DragosP Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2011 11:24 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    I have also upgraded tomac osx lion

    Same issues:

    Battery drains faster 1/2 lifetime as before

    Fans workat noisy level

    My mac bookpro 13" I7 gets hot

     

    Apple, please fix it

  • fitguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:18 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    I spoke with Apple this morning and the tech I spoke to did not seem to be competely aware of the problem so I informed him.

     

    He had me do two things:

     

    do a SMC reset

     

    and a PRAM reset

     

    now things are working just fine!

  • Applemac3 Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    I'm having the same issue - after upgrading to Lion (i did a total clean install), the battery life on my macbook pro 13' 2010 has reduced significantly - now only showing c3hours left after I disconnect the magsafe (it used to be 5+ hours). I already tried to reset the SMC, which hasn't helped. Any ideas?

     

    I like Apple, but I think Lion is turning out to have too many issues/bugs than usual. It also seems slower to Snow Leopard when starting up after shutting down. Overall I'm a bit disappointed.

  • ldipenti Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2011 5:53 PM (in response to Sammeh!)

    I have the same problem. I have the latest Macbook Pro 15" i7, first upgrades to Lion from Snow Leopard and got 3 hours of battery (being 6-7 the usual), I tried all resets that people is being talking about but none of that worked.

    Later, I tried to install Lion from scratch, and the battery issue persists, when will Apple acknowledge this problem and solve it? They've release a patch without this problem fixed! I don't understand why... :/

  • ldipenti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 24, 2011 5:56 PM (in response to fitguy)

     

    fitguy wrote:

     

    I spoke with Apple this morning and the tech I spoke to did not seem to be competely aware of the problem so I informed him.

     

    He had me do two things:

     

    do a SMC reset

     

    and a PRAM reset

     

    now things are working just fine!

    I did those things and first it seemed that the battery would last the usual time, but then I close the lid, wait it for be in sleep mode, and awake it, and the time estimate went don't again. I tried this a lot of times!

  • gunaydemir Calculating status...
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    Aug 26, 2011 5:25 AM (in response to Sammeh!)

    i upgrade to Lion after few days later my macbook pro battery completely dead....

  • mirkofromturku Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:09 PM (in response to gunaydemir)

    Any fixes yet?

     

    I have tried the SMC and PRAM fixes. Helps Nothing! Found the conversation about Graphic Card and downloaded the program to switch Graphic Card when on battery. No help!

     

    I need a fix to this. My Mav Book Pro is early 2011 and the problem began immedeatly after updating to Lion! I really regret it, since I have to work cordless.

     

    Apple where is the FIX?????

  • ldipenti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:28 PM (in response to mirkofromturku)

    mirkofromturku wrote:

     

    Any fixes yet?

     

    I have tried the SMC and PRAM fixes. Helps Nothing! Found the conversation about Graphic Card and downloaded the program to switch Graphic Card when on battery. No help!

     

    I need a fix to this. My Mav Book Pro is early 2011 and the problem began immedeatly after updating to Lion! I really regret it, since I have to work cordless.

     

    Apple where is the FIX?????

    I have also done everything, I've reinstalled the system from scratch, did the SMC resetting ritual and all, but no luck either.

    I hope the next updates come with this much needed fix... anyone knows if Apple even acknowledge this being a problem?

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