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iMpathetic
Jan 25, 2008, 06:15 PM
Hey all. My newly acquired Titanium PowerBook G4 is having battery issues. Well, I think so anyway. It hadn't really been used off battery in the six months or so before I bought it, and the battery informed me that it could run for three hours when I unplugged it. Yes, I let it calibrate to a realistic figure. Anyway, it's at 95% now with 3:42 left. I have brightness down all the way, just so the backlight is very weak.

Last time I used this thing on battery, it went for a half an hour or so, saying it had about 85% left, and then went to sleep. Is this a calibration issue? I let it charge for three days, and now I'm back. Did I just calibrate it?

Let me know, I really don't want to buy a new battery.



Reflow
Jan 25, 2008, 09:52 PM
Try reading here (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284) for some info on battery calibration. Also did you just get this battery or was this the original one with the Titanium?

iMpathetic
Jan 26, 2008, 07:45 AM
Try reading here (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284) for some info on battery calibration. Also did you just get this battery or was this the original one with the Titanium?

This was the original one with the Titanium, I think, it looks like a stock battery. Anyway, it is, AFAIK.