PowerBook battery

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macrumors 65816
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My PowerBook's battery capacity is starting to rapidly lose capacity over the last couple of months. It's currently sitting at 73% - jumping down from 80% a month ago.

Is it time to consider getting a new Battery??

I've included stats from coconut battery as well.

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WildCowboy

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Jan 20, 2005
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That's a lot of cycles.

Here's what Apple has to say:

Battery Lifespan
A properly maintained Apple notebook battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity after 300 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs.
I think it's time to consider springing for a new battery.
 

aussie_geek

macrumors 65816
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Yeh - It may be time to get a new one. Should I go for a genuine Apple battery of one of the NewerTech high capacity ones...

edit -just ordered a 4800mAh newertech one. should be here on tuesday. $20 cheaper that the Apple one and has more capacity. a 1 year warranty as well!!

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