powerbook battery questions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Stevp1, Nov 9, 2005.

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    it seems that one of my PB batteries is has a much shorter life than it used to. It has a capacity of 4981 according to "ioreg -l -w 0 | grep IOBatteryInfo".


    I can only get about 1.5 hours out of it, rather than the 2-3 I got when it was new.

    I guess question one is how do i know the actual state of the battery by the above terminal commands (what is the info telling me)?

    two, what are some good sources/mfg for aftermarket batts? or should I just stay with Apple?


    Thanks.

    -Steve
     
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    liketom

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    :eek: no Tiger ! wow save up and get that bad boy tiger - you will love it

    don't solve your problem though but hey ;)
     
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    the cycling should help a bit (even if you have to do it 3 or 4 times) but if you end up needing to buy a new battery check out the Batteries by newertech they get much better life than those apple supplies.
     

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