Hotswappable Powerbook/iBook batteries?

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  1. Pipian macrumors regular

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  2. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Assuming the computer is sleeping, all of them.
     
  3. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    ibooks and the 12" powerbooks don't have hot-swappable batteries
     
  4. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Really... then I wonder how I hot swapped mine?
     
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    Nope. There is a backup battery in PBs... you did know that right? It allows for hot swapping for up to 20 secs I believe.
     
  7. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    its like 2-3 mins but that only in the 15 and 17 inch powerbooks since there is no room for it in the 12"

    but i know for a fact they do not have it in the ibooks since its "consumer"

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    I just did it and my computer went down.
     
  8. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Which comp?
     
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    only the 15" and 17" PowerBooks. iBooks regardless of size don't have them, 12" PB doesnt. iirc.
     
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    Hmm weird, I'll try it again later. Maybe I did have it plugged in but forgot.
     
  12. janey macrumors 603

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    well i might just have a faulty memory
    i know the 12" iBooks dont
    i know the 17" and 15" alubooks do
    i think the 14" iBooks dont.

    oh and dont get in the habit of pulling your battery out while the computer is sleeping :eek:
     

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