iBook weird battery issue

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by cleo, May 13, 2002.

  1. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    This is the first laptop I'm ever owned, so this might be completely normal, but it seems really weird to me. I shut down my iBook last night (completely turned it off) with a full charge. I turned it on just now, and the battery is at 78%. What's up with that?
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    That does sound a little strange, but batteries can loose their charge eventually. It just seems thats rather a bit too fast. I'll try it on my TiPB tonight and see if it comes anywhere near 78%.

    How many batteries do you have? Have you ever let the charge go all the way down (which you should do once in a while). Try letting the charge fade to 0, let it sit over night with no charge and then plug it back into you iBook to recharge. Once you do that, try the same thing again and see if you loose 22% of the charge over night.
     
  3. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll try to run it down tonight.
     
  4. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    Which iBook is it? It looks quite strange, I don't this should happen. I might try going to the KeyBase on Apples servers this might help!

    Ensign
     

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