View Full Version : First charge on new PB??

May 9, 2004, 09:33 PM

My new Powerbook is supposed to arrive tomorrow by 10:30, shipped from Taiwan. What is the best way to handle the first charge? I have been told to let the battery charge for 24 hours before running the computer unplugged; I was told that I can use the computer during this time as long as it is plugged in.

Make sense? Do you have different advice?



May 9, 2004, 09:58 PM
Read the manual that comes with your PB. It explains how to calibrate the battery.

May 9, 2004, 10:09 PM
I think it's like fully charge, then discharge. I'm sure you can use the computer though. It should speed up the discharging process!

Chip NoVaMac
May 9, 2004, 11:53 PM
Read the manual and you should be fine. Had my 12" PB since Nov. and have had no issues with the battery.