At some point in the past 2 weeks, my MacBook Pro (13", early 2011) began running hot and getting poor battery life. The battery life used to last 4-5 hours even when I was using it regularly. Now, it will die within 2 hours of idling.
When I say 'running hot' - I have noticed it on my lap and the fan comes on more often.
I have been checking Activity Monitor, but I cannot find a particular culprit. Here is the battery info from running Coconutbattery.
Current Charge: 1068 Maximum Charge: 5292 Current Capacity: 5292 Design Capacity: 5770 Percent: 91% Mac Model: MacBookPro8,1 Age of Your Mac: 15 Months Battery Load Cycles: 320 Battery Temperature: 31.2 C
I uninstalled Chrome & Dropbox, which I thought might be the problem, but it still exists. I've also calibrated my battery according to these instructions
How do I begin to troubleshoot this problem?
Found a culprit. I haven't tested yet, so I'm not sure if this is THE culprit, or even if I've completely kicked it...
With some extensive googling, I found a bunch of users have issues with Adobe Version Cue CS3 or CS4. I had CS3. I made the HUGE mistake of uninstalling it manually (dragging system prefs to the trash). This caused CrashReporter to run at > 100% CPU constantly and caused Console to light up with Bus Errors.
However, by right clicking the prefs pane and disabling it, I was able to get "launchd" down from 7-8% to 1-2%.
I'll update as I learn more.