ibook battery says 22 hours

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by plunar, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    i have a g3 ibook here, and after having plugged in to charge for 4 hours, the battery meter on my menu bar still says only 12%, but three hours of life remaining. or, if it says 80%, i have 22 hours of juice. how do i fix this bullcrap?
  2. dansgil macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Did you try a restart? My iBook G4 did a similar thing (except it showed 586 hours) and a restart fixed it.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    if my MacBook was saying i had 12 hrs of battery life left, i wouldn't be complaining :p

    How old is the battery? They start to get funny estimates after a few years of use.

    With only Safari open, screen fully dimmed, wireless off, i get 6:05 estimated on my MacBook. As soon as i brighten the screen, and put the wireless on, it plummets to 3:05.

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