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mwdmeyer
Dec 24, 2004, 01:23 AM
I just got my first ever mac today. A 12" ibook.

Now I charged it and the battery life only said about 2hours 30min (its now down to 1:50hrs). I haven't been doing too much with it, web browsing etc.

I just thought it would last for longer, like 4.5hrs or something. Should I completely discharge it and recharge or what? Will it be better next charge?

Thanks.

cfd
Dec 24, 2004, 02:24 AM
I just got my first ever mac today. A 12" ibook.

Now I charged it and the battery life only said about 2hours 30min (its now down to 1:50hrs). I haven't been doing too much with it, web browsing etc.

I just thought it would last for longer, like 4.5hrs or something. Should I completely discharge it and recharge or what? Will it be better next charge?

Thanks.
Yes. Check out this. (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284)
You should be getting over five hours on a new unit.

Abstract
Dec 24, 2004, 04:31 AM
If your battery deteriorates by 50% in the first year, you can get a new battery replacement free from Apple, I believe.

You should go to a place like www.batteryuniversity.com to learn more about Li-Ion batteries that go in your laptop, mobile, iPod, whatever. ;)