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12" pbook battery/meter problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by evil, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

    im hoping someone can help me out with this problem i am having. i have a 12inch pbook rev A and theres something wrong with the battery or battery meter. When the pbook is fully charged the meter will drop down at a normal rate to around 55 % and then the computer will just shut off as if the battery is dead. If i then plug it in to charge it it says that the battery is at 0 %. i am only getting somewhere around an hour until the meter drops down to around 55% and shuts off.
    anyone have any help to offer me? please.
  2. macrumors 65816



    I had this problem with an older iBook... just get a new battery.
  3. macrumors 6502

    why do you think its a battery problem? i checked my battery capacity in terminal and it was fine. id like to be pretty sure its the battery before i go out and buy a new one.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Have you tried resetting the PMU? I'm not exactly sure what this does, but it seems people do this when they're having battery problems.
  5. macrumors 65816



    Well, I'll ask this first... how old is your battery? The old Wallstreet batteries died out in about 2 years... COMPLETELY. So with a Rev A I'd almost 100% guarantee it's the battery.
  6. macrumors 6502

    ok i reset the pmu and i hope this works.

    the battery is as old as the computer..about 1 year and 4 months or so.
  7. macrumors 6502

    well, it just died at 30 %. darn.
    any other suggestions anyone? i really dont want to have to buy a new battery..especially if that wont even fix teh problem.
    i really cant even afford to buy a new battery

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