2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2011 1:39 PM by eww
ladynonna Level 1 Level 1

My NEW MacBook Pro which I bought a couple of weeks ago overheats and the battery doesn't last more than a couple of hours before it dies. I'm not sure what is the issue, since this is not the first Mac for me to own. Can anyone please help me with this please?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
Reply by X423424X on Nov 14, 2011 12:48 PM Helpful

If the battery is dying that quickly it may be the battery itself that is running hot.  Not a good sign for a battery.  You are under warantee so ask apple to check and either replace the battery or the machine if necessary.

Reply by eww on Nov 14, 2011 1:39 PM Helpful

It's not a bad idea to have Apple check your machine out, but while you're waiting for your Genius Bar appointment, you may want to read this article and try what it suggests:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1473

 

Runaway processes not only shorten battery runtime, they also cause undue heat and, consequently, lots of fan noise.

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  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6

    If the battery is dying that quickly it may be the battery itself that is running hot.  Not a good sign for a battery.  You are under warantee so ask apple to check and either replace the battery or the machine if necessary.

  • eww Level 9 Level 9

    It's not a bad idea to have Apple check your machine out, but while you're waiting for your Genius Bar appointment, you may want to read this article and try what it suggests:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1473

     

    Runaway processes not only shorten battery runtime, they also cause undue heat and, consequently, lots of fan noise.