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Stevp1
Nov 9, 2005, 01:48 PM
it seems that one of my PB batteries is has a much shorter life than it used to. It has a capacity of 4981 according to "ioreg -l -w 0 | grep IOBatteryInfo".


I can only get about 1.5 hours out of it, rather than the 2-3 I got when it was new.

I guess question one is how do i know the actual state of the battery by the above terminal commands (what is the info telling me)?

two, what are some good sources/mfg for aftermarket batts? or should I just stay with Apple?


Thanks.

-Steve

liketom
Nov 9, 2005, 01:53 PM
try this first

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284

Stevp1
Nov 9, 2005, 03:32 PM
try this first

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284


did that. didn't seem to help. I'm going to give it another cycle before I make a move, though.

liketom
Nov 9, 2005, 03:37 PM
from another thread tonight there was a link to this program which is very cool about telling you like it is with your batt

http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/ is the program
from this thread

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=160589
and

Stevp1
Nov 9, 2005, 05:30 PM
http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/ is the program
from this thread

thanks, but i'm not up to Tiger yet. I know, I know.

liketom
Nov 9, 2005, 05:37 PM
http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/ is the program
from this thread

thanks, but i'm not up to Tiger yet. I know, I know.
:eek: no Tiger ! wow save up and get that bad boy tiger - you will love it

don't solve your problem though but hey ;)

AmbitiousLemon
Nov 9, 2005, 06:16 PM
the cycling should help a bit (even if you have to do it 3 or 4 times) but if you end up needing to buy a new battery check out the Batteries by newertech (http://www.newertech.com/powerbook) they get much better life than those apple supplies.