View Full Version : Question: ibook/macbook power suply

Nov 2, 2006, 03:51 AM
Hi all,

I like it that my powerbook G4 can run from AC power with the battery removed. Is that a feature on the other laptop models?

Scarlet Fever
Nov 2, 2006, 04:08 AM
yes you can, but i don't see why you would want to. If the MagSafe cable comes out, your computer shuts down instantly. It also downclocks your CPU to 1GHz, for what reason i don't know.

Nov 2, 2006, 04:20 AM
thanks for the reply. anyone comments on this feature for <1ghz and magsafe-less computers, like an ibook g4?

mad jew
Nov 2, 2006, 06:15 PM
It's usually best to leave the battery in to prevent dust and grime building up near the connectors and causing damage to your machine. If calibrated properly and regularly (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284) (monthly), the battery won't overcharge and leaving it plugged in will cause no damage. Having said that, I don't think the iBooks will run at all if the battery isn't plugged in. :o