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Short battery life

I can use my MacBook for a very short time if it's not plugged to the wall the battery life is ridiculously short.

Please share about your MacBook battery life, how did you solve it?

Thank you,
J.

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$orry, theres no fix to this, after a while batterys begin to die and the life becomes shorter. this could be due to leaving it on charge all day and night and not letting it frequently loose and gain charge again. even my laptop battery has began to lose its battery length - but ive had my battery for a long time. purchase a new battery and try to keep from leaving the A/C adapter in over night. you should notice alot longer battery length after that. rate me :)

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