battery problem - pb switches off

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by londonweb, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. londonweb macrumors 6502

    londonweb

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    #1
    I've got a problem with my pb G4 whereby it will intermittently just switch itself off when there is apparently still about 45mins or so of battery life left. It's a pretty new battery, sent to me as a replacement for my old recalled one. As luck would have it, my applecare expired last week, so I'm wondering if there's something I can do, like reset power management or recalibrate the battery or something?
     
  2. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    #2
    The two steps you mention would be the first things I would try -- Apple doc on resetting PB battery management is here, and Apple doc on recalibrating is here.

    If you're still broken after these two steps, I'd find a genius bar. Applecare or no, you're Mac is going to need juice.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #3
    If thedude110's fabulous advice doesn't help, then take the battery out and plug it back in again before resetting the PMU and re-calibrating. :)
     

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