Powerbook 12" Battery Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MistaBungle, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2005
    I've made posts over at the Apple Discussion boards but have no luck with responses.

    I participated in the battery recall but now my battery life is pathetic. If the battery gets to be below 50% it shutdowns. No warning, just black. I would definitely not call this normal behaviour.

    When I get to an outlet and turn the computer back on, the battery is at 1%. I don't get it, where did that 49% magically go? Like if I can only get 1 hour out of the battery, this is no longer a portable machine.

    Any thoughts?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2009
    maybe your battery is just "old"..batteries have 2year "life" +- ...
    Have you tried to calibrate it?
    My ibook does the same..

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