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mrkramer
Aug 3, 2007, 09:18 PM
I have a 1.33Ghz 12" powerbook and recently it has started to just shut off when the battery is saying it has around a half hour left, instead of it warning me that the battery is low and it will go to sleep soon. and then it won't restart until I plug it in. is there any way for me to fix this besides getting a new battery? This battery is not covered under any recalls, and there is no applecare left on the computer. also if it matters the computer is running 10.4.10.



iBookG4user
Aug 3, 2007, 09:34 PM
Have you tried resetting the PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449)?

mrkramer
Aug 3, 2007, 09:49 PM
I just reset the PMU, I don't have time to try running the battery down right now, but I will run it all the way down tommarow and post back on whether it worked or not.

mrkramer
Aug 4, 2007, 04:54 PM
Ok so I finally had enough time to run the battery down all the way and it still just shut off without giving me any warning. is there anything else that I can do or is this a problem with the battery itself?

grafikat
Aug 4, 2007, 04:57 PM
Have you tried testing your battery using Coconut battery? (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19085)

mrkramer
Aug 4, 2007, 05:20 PM
Have you tried testing your battery using Coconut battery? (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19085)

I have not used that program, I know that I will probably need a new battery within the next 6 months or so, but I would like this one to warn me when it is getting so low that it has to turn off, so when I go back to school in a few weeks, it doesn't just suddenly shut off when I am in the process of typing an important paper.

iBookG4user
Aug 4, 2007, 05:48 PM
You might try calling Apple to see if you can get a battery out of them, even though it is out of Applecare. You aslo might try emailing sjobs@apple.com and tell them about it to see if you can get a battery that way.

mrkramer
Aug 4, 2007, 08:27 PM
Well I double checked on the recalls, and my battery is actually covered, so I will be able to get a new one that way.