29 Aug 2012 10:53
Just noticed my mid 2009 mbp is saying 'service battery' . Out of AppleCare and a new one will cost £100… Do I need a new one or can I just ignore it? Don't use it much unplugged so battery lifeisnt a factor.
29 Aug 2012 10:58
i've had that for a while, i assume its just their way of saying 'your battery is old you should buy a new one off us', rather than there being an actual problem with it. i haven't done anything about it and its fine.
29 Aug 2012 14:07
It just means you've done one too many cycles of the battery, check it out in About This Mac. If you have it plugged in all the time then it's irrelevant, notebooks with removable batteries work without them in too.
29 Aug 2012 16:18
installed Parallels to run windows on my iMac, was beginning to get bugged by the few things I kept having to work around on OS X. Highly recommended, was a bit of a hassle to set up but great now.
29 Aug 2012 16:22
D4N I think I've got one at home, I'll look tonight for ya
30 Aug 2012 18:29
Had a look, couldnt find it. Will have a look at my girlfriends tonight for you mate could well be there
2 Sep 2012 13:08
Roughly how long should a Mac Book Pro fully charged battery last?
2 Sep 2012 13:10
On a new one it should last between 7-8 hours.
2 Sep 2012 13:10
A new one? About 7 hrs these days
2 Sep 2012 13:18
Cheers - late 2011 model. Mine seems to last about 3-4 hours when being used all the time.. is that about right?
I have applecare left o want to make sure there are no problems.
2 Sep 2012 13:23
Yeah, four hours with constant use (videos, browsing, apps etc) is about right.
2 Sep 2012 13:30
^ Yeah really handy application for keeping an eye on battery quality.
3 Sep 2012 14:07
I know you can sync your iPhone wirelessly with your mac, but does that mean you can sync your music wirelessly aswell? I can't seem to do this, only contacts, bookmarks etc?