Is this normal or not?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by zvitali, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. zvitali macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2003
    The battery on my powerbook (it is a Tibook 867) keeps losing charge after shut down. I just went for a 10 day trip and when I get back the battery was at 80% (that is 2% a day). Is this normal or I should be worried? The powerbook is only 2 months old. Btw, if I disconnect the battery, this won't happen.

    And if I put it to sleep, it uses approx 15% overnight. At least here I understand why the power is being used, but still isn't 15% too much?
  2. Santiago macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2002
    Mountain View, California
    Drainage when off sounds funny. 15% for 24 hours of sleep sounds about right. Asleep, a full battery will last 5 to 7 days, in my experience.
  3. LimeLite macrumors 6502a


    Mar 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Try draining the battery completely, then charging it again.
  4. zvitali thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2003
    OK, at least I shouldn't be concerned with how much power it looses when sleeping. I already drained the battery and recharged it again couple of times, doesn't help. And if I disconnect the battery, it won't lose as much power. Anybody else have a similar experience?
  5. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Does the TiBook have an internal battery (as to keep the clock running)?
    If so, maybe that one is empty? I can assume it you leave the PowerBook disconnected from the "normal" battery for a long period of time, the internal battery will become discharged quite quickly.
    Once that one is discharged, the clock will run on power coming from the normal battery.

    Just a thought....
  6. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    same thing happened to my brother's 12" 867. he took it to the apple store, but all they did there was wait, drain the battery, and charge it again.

    also, in the book that comes with the powerbooks, the user's manual, it says if you won't use the laptop for a while, take the battery out of it and store it in a cool place.
    there is almost no way that the battery can drain when it's not connected to the computer.

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