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Battery life dropped considerably on Mountain Lion.

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  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)

    Hear, hear, Davey.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)

    Jerry Nick wrote:

     

    Many of us are following this discussion through e-mail and don't want to waiste our time reading this off-topic, personal mudfight. Therefore, gents: please stop this needless arguing.

    When total BS is being posted I will point it out, if you don't like that turn your notificatins off.

  • Redarm Level 4 Level 4 (2,565 points)
    some more reactions to Franc iPhone's discussion of the seed version of 10.8.3

    [(Y)]

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to Redarm)

    Well said, all.

  • davidfromcarrabelle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to Redarm)

    what this one mean lol, [(Y)] , I'm a newbie in  forums I always get yelled at, so I don't really care. . I have notifications on so that one day I will read that the issue  is resolved and I can safely buy ML

  • Redarm Level 4 Level 4 (2,565 points)

    what this one mean lol, [(Y)]

    Thumbs up

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to Redarm)

    Same here!

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)

    Are you listening, Apple??!!

  • davidfromcarrabelle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to Redarm)

    some more reactions to Franc iPhone's discussion of the seed version of 10.8.3

    [(Y)]

    thanks all

  • Franc_Iphone Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Today. 7 hours and 35 mins usage with 7% and 35 mins to go before I plugged in power. I worked all day. The machine never went to sleep. I was running;

     

    Safari (loads of Surfing for work)

    Mac Mail - (constant)

    Adium IM

    Skype (IM / 1 voice call for 20 mins)

    Twitter (updates, the whole time)

    Excel, Word

    Google Music, Drop Box, Google Drive, EverNote, JawBone (Synch)

     

    This is the longest, full day. Half Brightness and no signifcant down time/sleep of the machine.

     

    MacBook Pro. 2.3GHZ I7. 8GB, 512 SSD. Mountain Lion. Seeded with 10.8.3

     

    Heaven - at last...

  • Adam Henriksen Calculating status...

    None of the 10.8.3 builds including the latest seed of build 12D54 fixed the battery issue for me. I have a Mid-2010 MBP with 294 load cycles on the battery. Maximum charge according to coconutBattery is 95% (12027 mAh). Battery has drained 5% within 15 minutes with only Safari and cocunutBattery running. My MBP loses 25-30% battery overynight while sleeping with the lid closed. Tempted to buy a new battery just to test it out.

  • Beisarius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to Csound1)

    For those that may have not read the whole forum, Csound has been discredited multiple times, his posts deleted by moderators and is wasting here time he should instead spend with a good psychologist. He spends time trying to establish superiority or insult people, besides the typical narcissistic fear mongering at trying to convince people that there is a problem with ML, Apple customer service or Apple batteries. In the end he is unable to address issues as simple as convincing Apple to solve his problems. A few months ago he was denied a replacement. His problem anyway. Typical of himself, he cannot concieve that many others in this forum got their problems solved, sometimes outside warranty. Takes some people skills as well, but hence why they are called skills.

     

    To davidfromcarrabelle, ML is safe, and it is so on more than 99,999 % of units out there, including older units (2009/penryn architecture being perhaps a good cut off year). After nearly 20+ installations of ML, SL and Lion, by far ML is the best at battery management. In all cases where ML drained batteries, so did Lion and so did SL. In all cases turns out it was the battery, and as soon as replaced turns out, ML works well, no matter the age of the machine. After millions of ML downlods and upgrades, odds are it works extremely well on those macs. BTW did several windows 8 upgrades as well, and can assure you, way more complicated at troubleshooting than ML.

     

    For battery basics, batteryuniversity is a number one website pick for intro. If your battery is performing under any OS, ML should make a difference inasmuch as it should improve your time. Anantech tries substantiated this.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)

    Beisarius wrote:

     

    For those that may have not read the whole forum, Csound has been discredited multiple times, his posts deleted by moderators and is wasting here time he should instead spend with a good psychologist. He spends time trying to establish superiority or insult people, besides the typical narcissistic fear mongering at trying to convince people that there is a problem with ML, Apple customer service or Apple batteries. In the end he is unable to address issues as simple as convincing Apple to solve his problems. A few months ago he was denied a replacement.

     

    Hiding behind anonymity while defaming others is the refuge of a coward. All of your allegations are lies, care to back them up?

  • Doctor Ed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Come on Csound1, don't you recognize a troll when you see one? Just ignore him and keep this thread in topic. I don't care if he claims they used pee in the batteries, the issue remains for many of us and we'll just wait for a real solution

  • Beisarius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:57 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Umm, yes, check your missing replies you virtually replied to everything and everyone, and yet, goignnback, they are... absent! Soo I do not experience narcissisitc flips, so you have zero effect on me. I fix my technical problems, you, well, you know better as to yours.

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