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Old Dec 5, 2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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powerbook g4 question

So I just picked up a powerbook g4 12" 1.5 for a notetaking/work/travel computer, and it's all good, but I had a quick question about the superdrive- aside from needing to reinstall leopard, I don't think I ever need it. this may be a stupid question, but if I take out the superdrive, will that give me more battery life and make the computer lighter?
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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It'll make the computer lighter, but it will not give you more battery life. The superdrive uses no power when it isn't being used.
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Old Dec 5, 2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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Won't get you much better battery life unless you are leaving a disc in there all the time. The solution for that is to not leave a disc in it.

It'll make the computer slightly lighter, but I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
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