iBook battery lights

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by skippydumptruck, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    The green LED lights on my iBook battery lights are not lit while running on battery power, but will light while charging. When I press the little button on the battery (what does that do, by the way?) it will light all four LEDs for a few seconds, and then go dark again. Is this normal functioning, and if so, why have the battery indicator and not have it active while on battery power? Is there a way to turn the LED lights on or off? Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    im not sure but i think pressing the button shows the charge on the battery (4 lights is full) and thats normal operation
     
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    mad jew

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    The little lights simply show how full your battery is. Pressing that button turns them on (as you found out) but there is no way of keeping them turned on permanently. That would be a bit of a waste of power anyway. :)

    Four lights means full, flashing single light means pretty close to flat. :(
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    When you push the button it will indicate the battery charge, all four LED's=full charge. :eek:

    Because it uses up battery power. :D

    No. :(
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies. I just switched last week, so I wanted to make sure my new mac was operating as planned ;)
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    If they were supposed to be on all the time, there would be no need for a button.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    4 LED's???

    i thought there were 5, well there is on the powerbooks...

    each light represents 20% battery capacity

    if there are 4, well, do the maths.
     
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    neocell

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    There's 5 on my 12" 1.33GHz PB, obviously a difference between the PB's and iBooks. Why???? :confused:
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    ibook = four lights = easier to understand = students!

    powerbook = five lights = particle physics like complexity = grey and wise!
     

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