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ibook battery no longer charges up to 100%

Message #1 - Posted 2005/12/29 - Bible John

-p IODeviceTree -n "battery" -w 0 | grep IOBatteryInfo

"IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=4291,"Amperage"=0,"Cycle

Count"=212,"Current"=4289,"Voltage"=12559,"Flags"=838860805,"AbsoluteMaxC apacity"=4400})

Any tips?

John

CERM-Church Education Resource Ministries
http://johnw.freeshell.org/bible/ John 14:6 Jesus answered, ≥I am the way and
the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.
AIM-Crucifyself03

Message #2 - Posted 2005/12/29 - Garner Miller

Previously, Bible John wrote:

Any tips?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88344

Garner R. Miller
Clifton Park, NY =USA=
http://www.garnermiller.com/

Message #3 - Posted 2005/12/29 - Bible John

Previously, Garner Miller wrote:

Previously, Bible John wrote:

Any tips?

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88344

PowerBook G4, iBook battery does not show a full charge in Mac OS X Some PowerBook G4 and iBook computers may not show the battery as 100 percent charged in Mac OS X, even when the power adapter is plugged in. The battery appears to stop charging between 95 percent and 99 percent.

This is normal. The batteries used in these computers are designed to avoid short discharge/charge cycles in order to prolong the overall life of the battery. Because of this, when setting the Mac OS X battery status menu bar icon to display charge state by percentage, you may notice that the reported charge stays between 95 percent and 99 percent. When the battery level eventually drops below 95 percent, it will charge all the way to 100 percent.
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I let it drop below 95% and it does not charge up to 100%.

Any tips?

John

CERM-Church Education Resource Ministries
http://johnw.freeshell.org/bible/ John 14:6 Jesus answered, ≥I am the way and
the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me.
AIM-Crucifyself03

Message #4 - Posted 2005/12/29 - Garner Miller

Previously, Bible John wrote:

I let it drop below 95% and it does not charge up to 100%.

Any tips?

Then I'd suggest resetting the power manager:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449#faq6

Garner R. Miller
Clifton Park, NY =USA=
http://www.garnermiller.com/

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