Turning off back lit Apple logo makes battery last longer?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by TJunkers, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. TJunkers macrumors 6502a

    TJunkers

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    Well? haha

    Will there be any signifiant difference or not enough to really worry about it?

    And while I am at it, would shutting off the back lit keyboard have any effect?

    Thanks!
     
  2. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    You can not do this as this is the same backlight that your screen uses.
     
  3. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    …which means that the Apple logo does not take extra battery power. It's the backlight.
     
  4. mufflon macrumors 6502

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    Well one could humour oneself by noting out that the screen is indeed possible to turn off and by doing so you conserve energy and thus increasing the battery time, what function a portable without a power supply (thus on the road?) fills is however beyond me
     
  5. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

    cantthinkofone

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    Really the only way to increase to increase the battery is to do the fallowing:

    --Turn off wi-fi

    --set the back light to turn off after 5 min

    --carry extra battery
     
  6. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    Kind of difficult with the MacBook Air.

    You can also save more battery by quitting all unused applications and processes.
     
  7. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    But it is a way. (!)
     
  8. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    You can also dim the backlight to a very low level. That definitely helps a lot.

    You do realize the battery isn't designed to be user-replaced, don't you?

    If you carry an extra battery you better also carry a tool set to take the computer apart to replace it! If you're field-replacing the battery you would also cause a lot of other problems such as system clock resetting, etc.

    In the end it'd probably be more convenient to carry some kind of solar panel or gas generator to recharge the existing battery.
     
  9. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    lol. saw the thread and was going to complain about how come the macbook couldnt do this! haha man im gullible!:eek:
     

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