I agree don't check too much or you will get obsessed, anyhow to original poster that is surprisingly impressive that your battery is still holding that good a charge after so many cycles,debroglie said:I shouldn't check this stuff or I'll obsess over keeping my cycles down
Only 9 cylces in 6 months! Don't quote me but you should be fine keeping the battery plugged in. If I remember correctly the battery isn't used at all while the power adaptor is in use, so it wouldn't make any difference whether you unplugged it or not. But the battery is there to save you if you have a sudden power cut or the like.blueflame said:Battery Information:
Cycle Count: 9
So,my question is, i have had the PB now for a little over 6 months. I keep it plugged in at the desk most of the time, should i leave the battery off of it most of the time? will it hold its charge? or should ikk leave the battery in while it is always plugged in.
A battery's life starts to degrade from the moment it's manufactured and unfrotunately batteries can potentially be sitting in stock for several months before they are put into new computers or apliances but I don't know about the specifics. I'm not sure if Apple has a policy on this but it wouldn't harm to ask at your local Apple Store, if you have one. I know that a recent Think Secret article mentioned that Apple will replace your LCD screen with just one dead pixel if you ask them hard enough...CoMpX said:I have a new 2005 14" iBook, stock config, and when it was brand new I used a capacity program and it said it was only 88% of the original capacity. (4055 uh...units) It told me that was excellent. Now, about a month and a half later, with fairly light usage, I use my mini for everyday stuff. It still has the same status. Is it normal for a battery to start out this low? Should I call Apple about this? Will I be able to get a new battery out of them?
My battery capacity was at 3700 mAh charge capacity 12 months ago. Around 6 months ago, my capacity was between 2700 and 3000 mAh.bigsteve3 said:So if mine is a 2 year old revision B PowerBook 12" and it says 116 cycles but only 2162 for mAh...that's a bad thing, huh? I've noticed that my battery gets much less power than it used to and that the battery monitor in the menu bar often lies...the computer will suddenly sleep despite having plenty of battery left...is there a way to calibrate the batteries? Or do I need a new one...some of this may be a result of me completely disassembling my beloved PB this past May...