12" Powerbook G4 & Second Battery

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jaw04005, Oct 12, 2004.

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    jaw04005

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    Does the 12" Powerbook support exchanging its battery without shutting down? I know the 15" will allow you to put your computer in sleep mode, and then you can swap batteries, but I couldn't find that information on Apple's website.
     
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    Based on my experience and from what I've read, it's not possible. It's a feature present in the 15" and 17" lines only. These models have what is supposed to be an small extra battery, "watch" battery, and can hold the system on (sleeping, of course) for around 15-20 sec.
     
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    It's called a PRAM battery (I think). Like you said, the 12" PB doesn't have it, (neither do iBooks) so you have to shut it down in order change batteries.
     
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    cluthz

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    Here's info about the "missing" backup battary in 12-inch pb and ibook
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58445

     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Add that as an advantage for the 15 and 17's.
     

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