iStat and my powerbook battery...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by joekix, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    joekix

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    hi,

    i have a 12" powerbook 1.5ghz, and i have istat installed, however, i noticed on the battery section that the health and cycle are not being read. only the charge. is something wrong with my computer or my battery? i just got a new battery from apple. thanks
     
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    noodle654

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    Have you calibrated it. Also check the battery through cocunutbattery and System Profiler under the Power tab. Hope that helps.
     
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    joekix

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    coconutbattery seems to be off a little bit, but matches some of the things in the system profile.
     
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    brepublican

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    I have a 12" PowerBook (1.5 GHz) with the iStat nano widget installed.

    I've the same problem as you. The cycle count and health show up as "0" and "0%" respectively. But I think the main problem is that my battery is kaput. With only a charge cycle of 50 and full charge capacity of 1283 mAh (according to sys profiler), I can barely get 10 min worth of juice out of the thing.

    I'm running 10.5.2
     

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