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jkaz
Dec 20, 2007, 10:28 PM
hi,

just like the title says, my ibook is dropping from 80% battery to 0% battery almost instantly.

the charger is usually on all day every day.

any tips??

thanks!



Eidorian
Dec 20, 2007, 10:29 PM
Get a new battery.

119576
Dec 20, 2007, 10:30 PM
Get a new battery.

Sound advice.

EricNau
Dec 20, 2007, 10:31 PM
At this point it seems a little silly, but have you tried calibrating the battery (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284)?

Also you can download a widget like miniStat2 (http://www.shockwidgets.com/?widget=miniStat2) which will tell you the health/life of your battery (might be helpful).

Eidorian
Dec 20, 2007, 10:31 PM
At this point it seems a little silly, but have you tried calibrating the battery (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284)?I have a slim hope for this.

I'd still just get a new battery.

EricNau
Dec 20, 2007, 10:33 PM
I have a slim hope for this.
So do I, but it never hurts to try. :o

jkaz
Dec 20, 2007, 10:36 PM
thx for responses!

any tips on batteries?

checking those links as i type this

edit:

any tips for good battery maintenance?

Eidorian
Dec 20, 2007, 10:53 PM
I'd give OWC (http://www.macsales.com/) a look for a new battery.

d wade
Dec 21, 2007, 12:52 AM
the charger is usually on all day every day.

and you wonder why your battery has no life?

you need to cycle it.

jkaz
Dec 21, 2007, 03:18 AM
and you wonder why your battery has no life?

you need to cycle it.

tell me more?