battery for ibook goes fomr 80% to 0% in 3 minutes

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    hi,

    just like the title says, my ibook is dropping from 80% battery to 0% battery almost instantly.

    the charger is usually on all day every day.

    any tips??

    thanks!
     
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    Eidorian

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    Sound advice.
     
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    EricNau

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    At this point it seems a little silly, but have you tried calibrating the battery?

    Also you can download a widget like miniStat2 which will tell you the health/life of your battery (might be helpful).
     
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    Eidorian

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    I have a slim hope for this.

    I'd still just get a new battery.
     
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    EricNau

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    So do I, but it never hurts to try. :eek:
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thx for responses!

    any tips on batteries?

    checking those links as i type this

    edit:

    any tips for good battery maintenance?
     
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    d wade

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    and you wonder why your battery has no life?

    you need to cycle it.
     
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    tell me more?
     

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