Surprise iBook Battery Life

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by skateny, Oct 17, 2012.

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    skateny

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    Whaddya know? Haven't used my iBook on battery-alone power for more than a year. Today I was using the Internet and heavy word processing. My iPhone was also charging from USB. Battery stayed with me for 2 hours, 20 minutes.

    It's the original Apple batter and shows 172 cycles. Not bad.
     
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    rjcalifornia

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    I get 3 hours with 178 cycles. I guess I could get more if I didn't use my usb laptop fan...
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Yeah they do still offer pretty decent battery life especially with their age. I had a PowerBook G4 and that was still giving me roughly around the same battery that you guys are having.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    My PBG4 only gets at most on better battery life 2 hours. :(
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    sometimes

    Leaving your ibook or powerbook battery to drain completely (and I mean completely, like for weeks or months) then recharging fully can "recondition" a tired old battery. My ol ibook barely held a charge, I let it sit for a few months, then charged it back up, and lo and behold, I had hours of battery life.
     
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    skateny

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    Yup. I've heard that before. When I wasn't using it on the road at all, I let it drain then took it out for about four months.
     
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    teribithia

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    Er if you watch 1080P movie or play video game you will see the battery only stayed for 1.5 hour or less. :D:D
     
  8. skateny, Oct 18, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

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    skateny

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    Um. . .okay.
     
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    watching

    1080p on an ibook is impossible, even with Coreplayer. Just sayin'
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Also on a Powerbook G4. I purchased a new battery for mine and that resulted in excellent battery life naturally. I do miss it sometimes lol.
     

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