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Old Mar 3, 2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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Powerbook G4 Battery/Charging Issues

Just today, I noticed that when my Powerbook is charging the Orange power light is on which is normal. However, when I open the book from sleep mode, the light changes to green while I am using the mac.

Sometimes, it will change back to Orange while I am using it. Other times, it will remain Green until I close the lid and the Powerbook goes back to sleep.

Is this normal/something to be concerned about? This is a 3 week old PB (latest revision). Thanks
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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MrMan, it might not answer your question, but it can't hurt to familiarize yourself with Apple's battery page.

Many notebooks will not continue charging an in-use battery after it has reached a certain percentage full, like 95% or 98%. Something about this helps battery longevity, I think; others here might know better. So this issue you're seeing may be that the PB is charging, gets to a point between 95-100% when you're using it, stops charging, then charges again in sleep mode. But I don't know, just a guess.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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Mine does the same thing so i wouldn't worry about it. I agree with what mcgary says. I had heard that before and that seems to make sense.
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