MacBook Fluctuating startup and shutdown time

isal

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I have a Unibody MacBook. I noticed a major difference in the startup and shut down time when i have it plugged in and when when I'm running on battey. It's much quicker when plugged in.

I checked some computers at work and I did not notice a difference. Should I take it to the Apple Store or am I just being paranoid?

Thanks guys!
 

TarekElsakka

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I don't notice a difference either so you should use a Stopwatch and write the timing difference and then get it checked at the Apple store.
 

isal

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I went to the Apple Store yesterday. My laptop took more time booting up and down on AC than on battery. He told me that it was due to the number of applications you are running.

I still have a month of warranty left, if I still see the issue, I'll take it back.
 

TarekElsakka

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That shouldn't affect it as long as the applications/programs are responding fine. Then they will automatically and quickly exit one you hit shutdown. Anyhow, if that doesn't fix it, you should get it replaced with a good refurbished one.