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machiker
May 24, 2005, 07:52 PM
95% of the time I use my Powerbook as my "office" computer in the studio (internet, word proc., etc). Should I leave the Powerbook plugged in all the time?

Does it matter?

I calibrated the battery when I got the PB.



James Philp
May 24, 2005, 07:56 PM
wow, it never ceases to amaze me how many of these threads I see.

Every week or so, try to run the battery down fully (until the PB sleeps) and plug it in to charge to full again.

Blue Moon
May 28, 2005, 05:09 PM
OK so my Powerbook has been giving me strange readings for my battery power for awhile now so I finally decided to calibrate it. The problem is I never got a message saying that my battery was low and that the laptop would be going to sleep if I didn't plug it in soon AND it never DID go to sleep! It just died, completely. I'm in the process of charging it back to full power but this sort of worries me. Is this bad?

Blue Moon
May 28, 2005, 07:29 PM
I just booted after getting the battery back to full power and everything seems to be on the level, however, either my battery life just got a lot longer or the percentage reading for the power isn't working right beause it has been stuck on 99% for a good four or five minutes. The estimated time remaining in the Energy Saver seems to be very responsive, varying from 56:03 to 62:51 depending on what I happen to be doing at the moment. I think its wishful thinking that this has made my battery stronger than ever before. Anyone know what's going on?

neocell
May 29, 2005, 02:03 PM
wow, it never ceases to amaze me how many of these threads I see.

Every week or so, try to run the battery down fully (until the PB sleeps) and plug it in to charge to full again.

Why every week or so?

JzzTrump22
May 29, 2005, 03:14 PM
Why every week or so?

Basically it's "excercise" for your battery. It's good to do, but i don't really do it too often with my powerbook, but i know i should.

neocell
May 29, 2005, 07:06 PM
Maybe I'm ignorant, or just plain stupid, but why should this be done?

dotdotdot
May 29, 2005, 07:21 PM
Maybe I'm ignorant, or just plain stupid, but why should this be done?

Well, it helps with the battery to make it last longer, but also it gives more accurate readouts for battery life (like on an iPod, when its fully charged and it only says it has about one hour left and the bar never moves, except the powerbook and ibook batteries can be FIXED).