Powerbook Power Issues

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by aminadab, May 3, 2005.

  1. aminadab macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    After taking my 1st Gen 12" Powerbook in for Apple Care concerning a burn mark on the lower screen and power issues, having the problem continue, then taking it in again, Apple switched out my old PB for a new 1.5.! After the initial shock, I'm wondering if they've gotten the battery problems fixed. My 867 got about an hour and a half of life. I haven't gotten a chance to test my new machine out. What's the verdict on the newer models? Thanks.
  2. 40167 macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2004
    Well apple.com still mentions the recall, but im sure the new powerbooks dont come with that series of battery... as for battery life; your 867 battery was probably getting old, thus it wouldnt last as long... it also depends on what you do and how bright the screen is... (now if by problem fixed you meant longer than 5 hours or so as the theretical max, no that hasn't changed)
  3. mcgarry macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2004
    If you haven't seen it yet, here's Apple's guide for their batteries.

    Yes, you should see more than 1.5 hours of battery life from your new PB, even with intense use.

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