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Battery Life and Leopard

Message #1 - Posted 2008/01/10 -

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed a drop in battery life with leopard installed. I have an original core duo macbook so the battery is aging anyway and im wondering if im imagining a sudden drop in life after installing leopard or wether the battery is just on its way out.

Cheers

Jackslash

Message #2 - Posted 2008/01/10 - Gregory Weston

Previously, JackSlash <usenet brightfire eu> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed a drop in battery life with leopard installed. I have an original core duo macbook so the battery is aging anyway and im wondering if im imagining a sudden drop in life after installing leopard or wether the battery is just on its way out.

Probably a bit of both. At over a year old, your battery is likely showing some significant degradation, but Leopard does impose a heavier load so you're probably draining your diminished capacity faster than you were.

Message #3 - Posted 2008/01/22 - Franjo ?ili?

On 2008-01-10 14:09:50 +0100, Gregory Weston said:

Previously, JackSlash <usenet brightfire eu> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed a drop in battery life with leopard installed. I have an original core duo macbook so the battery is aging anyway and im wondering if im imagining a sudden drop in life after installing leopard or wether the battery is just on its way out.

Probably a bit of both. At over a year old, your battery is likely showing some significant degradation, but Leopard does impose a heavier load so you're probably draining your diminished capacity faster than you were.

i have leopard on latest gen mbp, relatively new battery on it too... and i don't see any shortening in battery life.. ok, maybe just a little, but not so much...

Message #4 - Posted 2008/01/25 -

On 2008-01-22 08:08:36 +0000, Franjo Žilix107; said:

On 2008-01-10 14:09:50 +0100, Gregory Weston said:

Previously, JackSlash <usenet brightfire eu> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed a drop in battery life with leopard installed. I have an original core duo macbook so the battery is aging anyway and im wondering if im imagining a sudden drop in life after installing leopard or wether the battery is just on its way out.

Probably a bit of both. At over a year old, your battery is likely showing some significant degradation, but Leopard does impose a heavier load so you're probably draining your diminished capacity faster than you were.

i have leopard on latest gen mbp, relatively new battery on it too... and i don't see any shortening in battery life.. ok, maybe just a little, but not so much...

Oh well. I keep checking my battery with coconut battery and its capacity is rapidly diminishing. It seems the battery getting old just co-incided with leopard. Thanks anyway for both your inputs.

J

Message #5 - Posted 2008/01/25 - Tom Harrington

Previously, JackSlash wrote:

On 2008-01-22 08:08:36 +0000, Franjo Žilix107; said:

On 2008-01-10 14:09:50 +0100, Gregory Weston said:

Previously, JackSlash <usenet brightfire eu> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed a drop in battery life with leopard installed. I have an original core duo macbook so the battery is aging anyway and im wondering if im imagining a sudden drop in life after installing leopard or wether the battery is just on its way out.

Probably a bit of both. At over a year old, your battery is likely showing some significant degradation, but Leopard does impose a heavier load so you're probably draining your diminished capacity faster than you were.

i have leopard on latest gen mbp, relatively new battery on it too... and i don't see any shortening in battery life.. ok, maybe just a little, but not so much...

Oh well. I keep checking my battery with coconut battery and its capacity is rapidly diminishing. It seems the battery getting old just co-incided with leopard. Thanks anyway for both your inputs.

On a MacBook? Depending on how bad the battery is, Apple might give you a new one, even if you're out of warranty. See
<http://www.apple.com/support/macbook_macbookpro/batteryupdate/> for details. They've replaced both of my MacBook Pro batteries this month under this program. In both cases it was the "low charge capacity/runtime... with battery cycle count of less than 300."

Tom "Tom" Harrington
Independent Mac OS X developer since 2002
http://www.atomicbird.com/

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