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crazzyeddie
Jul 16, 2004, 03:44 PM
My Powerbook Titanium 1ghz has a very strange problem. It falls asleep at about 50% - 60% instead of the normal 30%. Ive tried recalibrating the battery about 10 times, resetting the PMU and reinstalling OS X, to no avail! Any suggestions/solutions, other than buying a new battery?

crazzyeddie
Jul 16, 2004, 09:29 PM
Anyone? Anyone at all?

Jovian9
Jul 16, 2004, 09:56 PM
My Alu 17" 1GHz PB did this at 20%. First it was a battery problem and then it was the logic board. They ended up replacing it with a 1.33GHz 17" Alu after not having the parts to fix the logic board. Hope that helps.

crazzyeddie
Jul 17, 2004, 06:15 PM
My Alu 17" 1GHz PB did this at 20%. First it was a battery problem and then it was the logic board. They ended up replacing it with a 1.33GHz 17" Alu after not having the parts to fix the logic board. Hope that helps.

That doesn't give me much hope :( Today the computer feel asleep at 75% battery power... :(

virividox
Jul 17, 2004, 06:32 PM
try resetting the PMU

how old is your computer you could be needing a new battery

crazzyeddie
Jul 17, 2004, 07:59 PM
Its a 1ghz TiBook, so just over 1.5 years... hardly the limits of these Powerbook batteries. I've tried resetting the PMU a few times, but nothing seems to help.

Macmaniac
Jul 17, 2004, 09:21 PM
Take it to an Apple technician and have them order you a new battery, you could have killed the battery without knowing it, batteries can go bad sometimes. Or you could have the tech try to reset the battery somehow.

crazzyeddie
Jul 17, 2004, 10:48 PM
I have thought of that... but not having Applecare, its at least a $129 venture if the battery is the issue.