I have a MBP 15" Late 2011 model - no battery life problem.
System Information -> Hardware -> Power -> Battery Information
Serial Number: XXXX
Device Name: bq20z451
Pack Lot Code: 0
PCB Lot Code: 0
Firmware Version: 406
Hardware Revision: 2
Cell Revision: 158
Charge Remaining (mAh): 6787
Fully Charged: Yes
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 6932
Cycle Count: 58
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 12447
on a seperate topic as I give up with my battery with ML now its running between 89% and 100% but very little use unhooked running on the battery ...
I have the same HD
drive, but it has issues with chattering and going slow, Ive twice now done a full time machine and format on it, goes fast for a short time then goes slow again ?
I wondered if I had posted this because - "I have a 17" Macbook pro. Am about to get the battery replaced for the third time in four years. It DID RUN (runs) too hot to touch (hot enough to burn skin), loses 100% of its charge in 1 hour 45 minutes. I have been through this twice before, same problem. This power loss is just doing email, and yes Apple, I follow all of your instructions to maintain battery life. Since owning this computer I also had to have the video card"
Yes even the video card problem is the same!!!
Can this be conincidence!
oh and I am on my 2nd charger cable!!!
Who else has notice a nose dive in quality? My old 2004 MacBook had no battery problems/cable problems and who knows the thief who stole it may still be getting good use out of it.
I am using a 4 year old MBP. And my second battery has just packed up - well swollen up! I upgraded to 10.6.8 (Haven't taken the step up the mountain yet as I still refuse to upgrade my CS3 software) My MBP stopped giving me a battery low warning and just shutdown. Then I notice the charge didn't last as long. Then it indicated it required service which apple told me means "Get a new one". After a longhaul flight the battery began to swell and became so bad I have just removed it and have to run without it. "Coincidence" I here you say. Well it is exactly what happened before.
Scary that it has been mentioned that some of the batteries have been known to cause a fire. The fact both mine swelled up during/within hours of longhaul flights should surely be of concern to apple not to mention the airlines. Anyone else with battery problems see battery detirioration/swelling after flying?
The battery problems are clearly known to apple. There are so many comments here and elsewhere. Buy an MBP for over £1,800 and have to buy 3 batteries and two chargers in 4 years and have the graphics card replaced in two (thank apple you acknowledged that was your problem and did it free!)
How long will apple fly high?
I decided to upgrade to ML recently (even though I went through through two brand new laptops with short battery life) as I needed some ML-only compatible software. Battery life is definitely not as good, however, it's hard to tell since the time left is no longer displayed, and I haven't done a real time clocking yet.
But what I have noticed is that sitting there plugged in, I am losing one percent every 5-6 days or so. So fully charged, it's now reading 97%. Is this Apple's way of showing the natural degeneration of the battery? However, that makes no sense since I rarely take the laptop off of charge...
If you leave it a few mins, then mouse over the % it does tell you the time remaining, mine prior to ML was little under 3hrs now ith ML wont charge over 98% and is 1hr 30 mins battery life ... also noticed the magsafe connector the end that illuminates is now getting fairly hot (never noticed that before)....