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MacBook Pro Battery Life

Message #1 - Posted 2008/02/25 - Steve Hodgson

My MBP battery seems to be running out of juice more than it did and Coconut Battery monitor says it is now down to 54% capacity. At what point is it recommended to change the replace the battery. The machine itself is 16 months old.

The problem this evening was that I had very little time between the low battery warning and the machine going to sleep to protect the battery. This is what I recall happening with my 12" PBook and it rapidly got a lot worse from that point.

Cheers,

Steve

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Message #2 - Posted 2008/02/25 - Woody

Steve Hodgson wrote:

My MBP battery seems to be running out of juice more than it did and Coconut Battery monitor says it is now down to 54% capacity. At what point is it recommended to change the replace the battery.

At the point where it pisses you off that it doesn't last long enough.

The problem this evening was that I had very little time between the low battery warning and the machine going to sleep to protect the battery. This is what I recall happening with my 12" PBook and it rapidly got a lot worse from that point.

Could be worse. Sabs macbook doesn't bother with the warning at all and just cuts out (normally shutting down completely losing everything).

Woody

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Message #3 - Posted 2008/02/25 - Steve Hodgson

On 2008-02-25 22:21:53 +0000, Woody said:

Steve Hodgson wrote:

My MBP battery seems to be running out of juice more than it did and Coconut Battery monitor says it is now down to 54% capacity. At what point is it recommended to change the replace the battery.

At the point where it pisses you off that it doesn't last long enough.

Getting close I think...

The problem this evening was that I had very little time between the low battery warning and the machine going to sleep to protect the battery. This is what I recall happening with my 12" PBook and it rapidly got a lot worse from that point.

Could be worse. Sabs macbook doesn't bother with the warning at all and just cuts out (normally shutting down completely losing everything).

That's the point the PBook reached pretty quickly. I'll see how the rest of the week goes and if Scotsys have them in stock I think. --
Cheers,

Steve

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