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Extreme battery drain on Macbook Pro?

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May 12, 2012 10:32 PM

Hey guys,


After a week that I got my first macbook, I checked the battery health through an application and I saw that my battery was only 95% of its full capacity. At first I thought it was still in perfect condition and drained due to its time being unused. Then it started to fluctuates between 90% and 95% in which I turned off almost everything in order to maximize the battery life, this includes (adjusting screen resolution, turning off unused application, decreasing the light for both keyboard and screen, used the computer until the battery is drained). However for the past two week, it drained pretty much from 90% now down to 85%. Its still hasn't been a month since I first obtained it and I don't know whether my mac could even last for a year. (if that the case then I would rather sell my mac and get a pc again) I might use my computer on a daily basis, surfing the internet, listening to music. This past two weeks, I had finals so the use went up to 6-8 hours a day.


But seriously, I don't think that macs are suppose to drain this fast.


Any ideas?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)
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    May 13, 2012 3:17 AM (in response to toooties)

    What application are you using to check "health"? If there is a problem with your battery take it to an Apple store or AASP. You are under warranty. Instead of obsessing about it get it resolved.


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