iBook weird battery issue


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 21, 2002
Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
This is the first laptop I'm ever owned, so this might be completely normal, but it seems really weird to me. I shut down my iBook last night (completely turned it off) with a full charge. I turned it on just now, and the battery is at 78%. What's up with that?

Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
That does sound a little strange, but batteries can loose their charge eventually. It just seems thats rather a bit too fast. I'll try it on my TiPB tonight and see if it comes anywhere near 78%.

How many batteries do you have? Have you ever let the charge go all the way down (which you should do once in a while). Try letting the charge fade to 0, let it sit over night with no charge and then plug it back into you iBook to recharge. Once you do that, try the same thing again and see if you loose 22% of the charge over night.

Ensign Paris

macrumors 68000
Nov 4, 2001
Which iBook is it? It looks quite strange, I don't this should happen. I might try going to the KeyBase on Apples servers this might help!

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