12'' PB, how much battery life?

wako

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Alright, Im a "switcher" and I must say my PB is VERY nice. I absolutely love it...


HOWEVER, my battery life seems to be sucking quite the major balls. I get probably around 1.5 to 2 hours on a full charge. I hope this isnt just me. I thought they advertised the PB to get 5 hours... Im not even getting half of that...


Would could Apple do anything?
 

Chef Medeski

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I had the same problem. I called this number: 1-800-275-2273. I told the operator my problem and they sent out a new one. Actually recieved it the monday after the saturday that I called, so fairly speedy service. I'm worried though cause it seems like the life of the batteries seemed to have deterioted in the contermpary past. I hope my battery gets 4 hours at full, because I need 7-8 hours between the two and 4 is just plain unacceptable.
 

Sox

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Go to Energy Saver in System Prefs and adjust your settings for better battery performance. That will help a little, but it sounds like you may have a battery issue.

Does anyone remember the specifics of the recent battery recall?
 

Chef Medeski

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ctsport said:
I get a bit over 3 hours on a full charge. Are the batteries suppose to last 4 hours?
They better, 5 is what is suggested and on full energy savings you should be able to get 4. Otherwise, I want my money back.
 

wako

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For the battery replacement you are going to recieve, I assume they also take back the old one too right? Do they pay shipping both ways?
 

lfielder06

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3 hours is pretty bad. I can get like 3 hours using energy saver and mine is old. do all 12" powerbooks get that bad of battery life.
 
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