picking up "15 tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by MyPB&Me, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. MyPB&Me macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    I am picking my BTO "15 1.125ghz powerbook with combo drive tomorrow and I was wondering if I have to charge it before I can turn it on? If so, how long will I have to wait for it to charge so I can start up? Thanks for the help.
  2. isd_glory macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    When you first get a laptop, it is recommended to run the battery through a calibration cycle (it's somewhere in the manual for the powerbook). Doing so helps the power management circuitry better understand the capacity of the battery.

    Here's a related thread from the Apple discussion board:
    THEORY on capacity (Ah), calibration, etc

    Out of curiosity, what BTO options did you go for? I've been waiting 32 days so far because of the BTO 5400 rpm drives...
  3. MyPB&Me thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    I ordered 10/20 with an eta of 11/10 but then I got a delay and they said december 1st at the earliest. The non friday I got an email that it had shipped. I a combo drive and a 60 gig harddrive. I would have been fine wit hthe 1.0ghs but since I needed airport extreme, atleast 512 of ram and I wouldn't mind a backlit keyboard, I get the 1.25ghz pb. It was actually less money then had I built the 1ghz the sameway. Good luck with getting your pb soon. I will give a ull report tomorrow on quality.
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    My TiBook came with about a 75% charge. And you should run that all the way down till the computer puts itself to sleep. Then charge it all the way back to 100% (or 99% which is what i shows most of the time for a full charge).
  5. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Make sure you charge it all the way before you run it down. Then after calibrating, replace it in the box, and send it to me.
  6. MyPB&Me thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    Nice try. hehe I will remember to do that, I will give a full report soon. I've only got an hour and 40 minutes till total bliss.

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