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Battery problem with 10.2.8

Message #1 - Posted 2003/10/03 - Marty Lopez

Hi. I upgraded to 10.2.8 the day it was released. My PowerBook G4 (DVI, 667 MHz, 1 GB RAM) worked just fine, except that battery life became noticeably shorter. I did an "archive and install" of 10.2 and ran Software Update several times (until it had no more updates to offer) to bring my PB back to 10.2.6.

The battery problem did not go away. I get the you-are-running-low message when the battery meter on the menu bar is still half-full. I don't think I get more than 1.5 hours on a full charge.

Did I do something wrong? Anything else I should have done?

Thanks.

Marty
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Message #2 - Posted 2003/10/03 - Bev A. Kupf

On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 07:05:41 -0700,
Marty Lopez (zneglybcrm@fqnpprff.pbz) wrote:

Hi. I upgraded to 10.2.8 the day it was released. My PowerBook G4 (DVI, 667 MHz, 1 GB RAM) worked just fine, except that battery life became noticeably shorter. I did an "archive and install" of 10.2 and ran Software Update several times (until it had no more updates to offer) to bring my PB back to 10.2.6.

The battery problem did not go away. I get the you-are-running-low message when the battery meter on the menu bar is still half-full. I don't think I get more than 1.5 hours on a full charge.

I said that this did not happen on my Pismo after the 10.2.8 update. I had "restarted" (as opposed to shutdown & restart) after the update, and there was no change in battery usage.

I generally leave my PB on for days on end. Yesterday I did a shutdown and restart, and now have the same problem with battery life that you and others have reported. I hope Apple fixes this soon .... I used to get three hours on a full charge. I get about an hour to an hour and a half now.

Beverly

Bev A. Kupf
"The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne" -- Chaucer Sussex - Division One Champions 2003!

Message #3 - Posted 2003/10/03 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Bev A. Kupf wrote:

On Fri, 03 Oct 2003 07:05:41 -0700,
Marty Lopez (zneglybcrm@fqnpprff.pbz) wrote:

Hi. I upgraded to 10.2.8 the day it was released. My PowerBook G4 (DVI, 667 MHz, 1 GB RAM) worked just fine, except that battery life became noticeably shorter. I did an "archive and install" of 10.2 and ran Software Update several times (until it had no more updates to offer) to bring my PB back to 10.2.6.

The battery problem did not go away. I get the you-are-running-low message when the battery meter on the menu bar is still half-full. I don't think I get more than 1.5 hours on a full charge.

I said that this did not happen on my Pismo after the 10.2.8 update. I had "restarted" (as opposed to shutdown & restart) after the update, and there was no change in battery usage.

I generally leave my PB on for days on end. Yesterday I did a shutdown and restart, and now have the same problem with battery life that you and others have reported. I hope Apple fixes this soon .... I used to get three hours on a full charge. I get about an hour to an hour and a half now.

Beverly

Bev - in case you didn't see it, there has been a lot of discussion of this at macfixit.com. since 10.2.8 was pulled.

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@sonic.net

Message #4 - Posted 2003/10/03 - aRKay

Run your software updater....I think this may fix the battery issue

Friday, October 03, 2003 15:03:12 US/Central: Installed "Mac OS X Update" (10.2.8)

Previously, Marty Lopez wrote:

Hi. I upgraded to 10.2.8 the day it was released. My PowerBook G4 (DVI, 667 MHz, 1 GB RAM) worked just fine, except that battery life became noticeably shorter. I did an "archive and install" of 10.2 and ran Software Update several times (until it had no more updates to offer) to bring my PB back to 10.2.6.

The battery problem did not go away. I get the you-are-running-low message when the battery meter on the menu bar is still half-full. I don't think I get more than 1.5 hours on a full charge.

Did I do something wrong? Anything else I should have done?

Thanks.

Marty
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Message #5 - Posted 2003/10/03 - Judi Sohn

Previously, aRKay wrote:

Run your software updater....I think this may fix the battery issue

Friday, October 03, 2003 15:03:12 US/Central: Installed "Mac OS X Update" (10.2.8)

It does (fix the problem, that is)!

Before 10.2.8 (the first one) I was getting about 3:15 out of my iBook. After 10.2.8 it went to about 1:50. I just ran the updated updater and I'm back to 3:18.

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Message #6 - Posted 2003/10/04 - Tim Murray

At http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/ there is a specific download that addresses the battery for those that installed the first .8 update.

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