|Dec 19, 2004, 05:45 PM||#1|
12" PB battery/indicator problems
I did a search on the forums for information, but I was coming up with nothing and I don't have two hours to search everything. I have had my 12" PB since January 2004 and the battery life has generally been great. Then about a month to a month and a half ago, I started experiencing much reduced battery life (I can't go anywhere without the plug), but even worse, the battery status indicator is COMPLETELY screwed up. It drops from 100% down to 0% in less than a half hour. It can stay at 0% for a while, depending on how much juice is left, but I have no way of knowing when it's going to quit.
Is it typical for the PB battery to be much less useful only 11 months after purchasing the computer? This is my only computer, so I use it all the time, and I do semi-frequently have a lot of apps open, so the fan has to come on, but do I have to get a new battery already?
What about the status indicator? Are there any solutions to make it work properly again?
|Dec 20, 2004, 08:37 PM||#3|
|Dec 20, 2004, 08:47 PM||#4|
Go into Terminal and type in: ioreg -| |grep -i IOBatteryInfo
to check your battery's capacity. Also reset your PRAM. Have you checked the Apple Discussion Boards?
Anyway, if you fully discharge your battery every time you use your laptop on battery power, your battery capacity drops quicker. Some people fully discharge their battery, then fully recharge it. Don't do that. Charge it whenever you want. IF there's 57% capacity, then charge it back to 100% from there. Don't discharge to 0% capacity before recharging.
"Hard? It's supposed to be hard. Hard is what makes it great!" - Tom Hanks.
|Dec 20, 2004, 09:55 PM||#5|
Call Apple and get some help before your Warranty runs out.
The 12'' have battery problems. (this is only my opion.) I have gone through two batteries, and nowon my third, and they all have the same problem, battery will go form 20% to 0% in no time flat. No warning or anything. I can get a new battery, and it will fix the problem for about 2 months or so, but then its back to the problems.
Other experience it too.
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