battery info needed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PaddyB, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. PaddyB macrumors member

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    #1
    hey guys need some advice just got a 17" powerbook. looking through the manual about initial charge. as far as i can make out i let the battery drain totally then do a full charge??

    is that correct??

    please reply asap.. will be upping photos later
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You must calibrate the battery.
    1. Make sure you charge it until the light on the power supply goes green.
    2. Use it until it goes to sleep and won't work any more.
    3. Charge it until the light goes green again. (you can use it during this process, but don't unplug it until the light goes green)

    Here is the full article from apple support:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284
     
  3. PaddyB thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for quick reply.. so i do have to charge it first until green light appears
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Yes.
     

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