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skateny
Oct 17, 2012, 02:52 PM
Whaddya know? Haven't used my iBook on battery-alone power for more than a year. Today I was using the Internet and heavy word processing. My iPhone was also charging from USB. Battery stayed with me for 2 hours, 20 minutes.

It's the original Apple batter and shows 172 cycles. Not bad.



rjcalifornia
Oct 17, 2012, 11:07 PM
Whaddya know? Haven't used my iBook on battery-alone power for more than a year. Today I was using the Internet and heavy word processing. My iPhone was also charging from USB. Battery stayed with me for 2 hours, 20 minutes.

It's the original Apple batter and shows 172 cycles. Not bad.

I get 3 hours with 178 cycles. I guess I could get more if I didn't use my usb laptop fan...

EggrollShop
Oct 17, 2012, 11:24 PM
Yeah they do still offer pretty decent battery life especially with their age. I had a PowerBook G4 and that was still giving me roughly around the same battery that you guys are having.

My iPhone3G
Oct 18, 2012, 05:33 PM
My PBG4 only gets at most on better battery life 2 hours. :(

Imixmuan
Oct 18, 2012, 05:51 PM
Leaving your ibook or powerbook battery to drain completely (and I mean completely, like for weeks or months) then recharging fully can "recondition" a tired old battery. My ol ibook barely held a charge, I let it sit for a few months, then charged it back up, and lo and behold, I had hours of battery life.

skateny
Oct 18, 2012, 06:37 PM
Leaving your ibook or powerbook battery to drain completely (and I mean completely, like for weeks or months) then recharging fully can "recondition" a tired old battery. My ol ibook barely held a charge, I let it sit for a few months, then charged it back up, and lo and behold, I had hours of battery life.

Yup. I've heard that before. When I wasn't using it on the road at all, I let it drain then took it out for about four months.

teribithia
Oct 18, 2012, 09:15 PM
Whaddya know? Haven't used my iBook on battery-alone power for more than a year. Today I was using the Internet and heavy word processing. My iPhone was also charging from USB. Battery stayed with me for 2 hours, 20 minutes.

It's the original Apple batter and shows 172 cycles. Not bad.

Er if you watch 1080P movie or play video game you will see the battery only stayed for 1.5 hour or less. :D:D

skateny
Oct 18, 2012, 10:39 PM
Er if you watch 1080P movie or play video game you will see the battery only stayed for 1.5 hour or less. :D:D

Um. . .okay.

Imixmuan
Oct 18, 2012, 10:58 PM
1080p on an ibook is impossible, even with Coreplayer. Just sayin'

EggrollShop
Oct 19, 2012, 02:19 AM
1080p on an ibook is impossible, even with Coreplayer. Just sayin'

Also on a Powerbook G4. I purchased a new battery for mine and that resulted in excellent battery life naturally. I do miss it sometimes lol.