ibook battery says 22 hours


macrumors 6502
Original poster
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?

Scarlet Fever

macrumors 68040
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.