10.4.11 killed my battery??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eyecandy, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. eyecandy macrumors newbie

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    Feb 22, 2007
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    Recently updated to 10.4.11 (Combo PPC) on my 15" Powerbook G4 1.67 1GB RAM - everything seemed fine, but my battery which was giving me about two and a half hours is now suddenly down to about 20 minutes on a full charge. Anyone else had this experience? Weird.

    Have reset PRAM / PMU checked permissions, taken battery out, calibrated battery, pretty much everything I could think of. A new weirdness today is that the battery info in system profiler seems to be changing rapidly - today it's this:

    Battery Installed: Yes
    First low level warning: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 65419
    Remaining Capacity (mAh): 65419
    Amperage (mA): -1554
    Voltage (mV): 12090
    Cycle Count: 255

    yesterday the full charge capacity was only 255 mAh

    Coconut battery tells me the original Battery capacity was 4400 mAh - it's now 65419!! Can't be right..The menu bar battery meter now says I have 33 hours to go, but it will shut down in about half an hour..

    The day before updating to 10.4.11 Battery life was a solid 2 1/2 hours. Also the PB seems to run a lot hotter now - was always a steady 25-30, now sits around 55.

    Hmmm.This battery was a recall replacement, Anyone else had any experiences like this??

    Thanks

    S
     
  2. eyecandy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 22, 2007
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    And now this, hours later:

    Battery Installed: Yes
    First low level warning: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 873
    Remaining Capacity (mAh): 660
    Amperage (mA): 717
    Voltage (mV): 12549
    Cycle Count: 255

    I think my battery is hosed??

    S
     

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