Battery Calibration tips for a Pismo?

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  1. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    My current Pismo battery holds about 30 minutes of charge...if that sometimes. The thing about it is that when it's charging, the full bars dont show up until it's full, it just blinks on the last LED. I also have a "dead" Pismo battery that was giving me 2+ hours and then just died.

    Anyway to actually calibrate or reset these batteries? I know you can just run battery reset in OS9, but that only works for Lombards and I dont have a Lombard around to do this.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    maybe the batteries are just in the end of their life?, i used to have a pismo, loved it :D maybe you should consider purchasing a new battery?
    they sell them here : http://www.newertech.com/
     
  3. Daedalus256 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the advertisement. If I wanted to spend lots of money on a new battery I would do it already, however, I'm not.

    I have no money, thus why I'm asking for calibration tips. :p
     
  4. MaaseyRacer macrumors regular

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    Battery tips for a G3 PowerBook, let me see here... Ah yes, ditch the old POS and buy a new Computer.
     
  5. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    well, you can first reset the PMU ,i ain't sur you can do that on a pismo, i can't remember, then put your battery in a bag, in the freezer a few hours, then maybe do the classic calibration people are doing here on their mbpros, just let in run til it goes to sleep, then leave it an hour or two, and recharge fully, it's worth trying.
     
  6. macg4 macrumors 6502a

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    pismos are not an old peice of crap. i love my pismo still and use it all the time along w/ my g5
     
  7. Daedalus256 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What the christ?

    I apologize for not having an extra 2 grand to drop on a macbook pro you pretentious douche.

    Everyone who actually suggested things, thank you I'll give some of them a shot.

    edit: deadpixels, does the freezer thing really work? I may give that a shot.
     
  8. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    i read in other thread that some did and it helped, i'm sure it's no 'jouvence' cure but it might help and it doesn't hurt to try :D

    found this in a google search.
    it seems freezer for a short time or cool for extended period when not in use.
     

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