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charging a new Lombard battery

Message #1 - Posted 2006/08/30 - Michael L Kankiewicz

Hi everyone. I've been given a hand-me-down Lombard/400 at work. Not bad at all for an older machine. Both the PRAM and LiIon chargable batteries were dead. So I ordered both. I can put in the PRAM battery myself. Regarding the new battery module, how should I handle it the first time? Plug in the Powerbook, but off, put in the battery, and wait until it's charged, then turn on the machine?

How about day-to-day maintenance? If I use the battery should I let it go down to nothing before recharging? If I am charging the battery, is it ok to use the machine at the same time, or should it be off? 95% of the time I use the machine plugged in. Should I just leave the battery out and fully charged while I'm not using it?

Thanks,
MK

Message #2 - Posted 2006/08/30 - Michael L Kankiewicz

I forgot to mention that right-out-of-the-box the first three lights light up, but not the 4th.

Message #3 - Posted 2006/08/31 - John Johnson

Previously, Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

Hi everyone. I've been given a hand-me-down Lombard/400 at work. Not bad at all for an older machine. Both the PRAM and LiIon chargable batteries were dead. So I ordered both. I can put in the PRAM battery myself. Regarding the new battery module, how should I handle it the first time? Plug in the Powerbook, but off, put in the battery, and wait until it's charged, then turn on the machine?

How about day-to-day maintenance? If I use the battery should I let it go down to nothing before recharging? If I am charging the battery, is it ok to use the machine at the same time, or should it be off? 95% of the time I use the machine plugged in. Should I just leave the battery out and fully charged while I'm not using it?

Thanks,
MK

http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

That will get you started. You can search here for more details, more links, and a bunch of discussion. Not all of the discussion is fact-based.

Later,
John

johajohn@indianahoosiers.edu

'indiana' is a 'nolnn' and 'hoosier' is a 'solkk'. Indiana doesn't solkk.

Message #4 - Posted 2006/09/02 - Michael L Kankiewicz

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, John Johnson wrote:

http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html

That will get you started. You can search here for more details, more links, and a bunch of discussion. Not all of the discussion is fact-based.

Thanks!
MK

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