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sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 12:23 AM
What can I do to get the most out of my laptop battery? :confused:
Any thoughts?

Thanks :)

virividox
Jan 16, 2005, 12:47 AM
most of the time i keep it plugged in, but once a month i do a full discharge

some ppl say you should reset the PMU, but i dont.

sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 12:47 AM
most of the time i keep it plugged in, but once a month i do a full discharge

some ppl say you should reset the PMU, but i dont.

What is the "PMU"? Thanks. :)

LeeTom
Jan 16, 2005, 01:22 AM
You might want to read the official word from Apple, too:
http://www.apple.com/batteries/
http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

Lee Tom

3Memos
Jan 16, 2005, 01:35 AM
You might want to read the official word from Apple, too:
http://www.apple.com/batteries/
http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

Lee Tom

That's a great resource! I'm going to have it bookmarked.

stubeeef
Jan 16, 2005, 03:34 AM
Good article in MacWorld nov 2004 issue page 76. I was reading tonight on the john (tmi I know).

article (http://www.macworld.com/2004/10/secrets/novmobilemac/index.php/)

sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 11:54 AM
Thanks Everyone. :)

OutThere
Jan 16, 2005, 01:38 PM
My battery is doomed to destruction - I discharge it about 70% of the way almost every day, and it is charged and discharged randomly over time. :D

sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 01:58 PM
My battery is doomed to destruction - I discharge it about 70% of the way almost every day, and it is charged and discharged randomly over time. :D

How old is it?

OutThere
Jan 16, 2005, 09:35 PM
How old is it?

A year as of November - I still get a good three hours of pretty intensive use out of it though. :)