Question: ibook/macbook power suply

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nplima, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,


    I like it that my powerbook G4 can run from AC power with the battery removed. Is that a feature on the other laptop models?
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    yes you can, but i don't see why you would want to. If the MagSafe cable comes out, your computer shuts down instantly. It also downclocks your CPU to 1GHz, for what reason i don't know.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the reply. anyone comments on this feature for <1ghz and magsafe-less computers, like an ibook g4?
     
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    mad jew

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    It's usually best to leave the battery in to prevent dust and grime building up near the connectors and causing damage to your machine. If calibrated properly and regularly (monthly), the battery won't overcharge and leaving it plugged in will cause no damage. Having said that, I don't think the iBooks will run at all if the battery isn't plugged in. :eek:
     

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