Titanium PowerBook battery being weird- calibration issue?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iMpathetic, Jan 25, 2008.

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    iMpathetic

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    Hey all. My newly acquired Titanium PowerBook G4 is having battery issues. Well, I think so anyway. It hadn't really been used off battery in the six months or so before I bought it, and the battery informed me that it could run for three hours when I unplugged it. Yes, I let it calibrate to a realistic figure. Anyway, it's at 95% now with 3:42 left. I have brightness down all the way, just so the backlight is very weak.

    Last time I used this thing on battery, it went for a half an hour or so, saying it had about 85% left, and then went to sleep. Is this a calibration issue? I let it charge for three days, and now I'm back. Did I just calibrate it?

    Let me know, I really don't want to buy a new battery.
     
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    Reflow

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    Try reading here for some info on battery calibration. Also did you just get this battery or was this the original one with the Titanium?
     
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    iMpathetic

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    This was the original one with the Titanium, I think, it looks like a stock battery. Anyway, it is, AFAIK.
     

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