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lombard batteries

Message #1 - Posted 2004/10/26 - chancellor of the duchy of ...

My lombard battery seems to have died. Basically, when it claims to be fully charged, it won't last much longer than 20 minutes. I recall a battery utility that came with older system software- I can't remember if it was with 8.6 or even further back though. Is there anything worth trying, or at 5 years old, has the battery just had it? It certainly doesn't seem cost effective to get a new one- and I no longer take the powerbook on the road.

David

David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk

Message #2 - Posted 2004/10/26 - John Johnson

Previously, this_address_is_for_chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn wrote:

My lombard battery seems to have died. Basically, when it claims to be fully charged, it won't last much longer than 20 minutes. I recall a battery utility that came with older system software- I can't remember if it was with 8.6 or even further back though. Is there anything worth trying, or at 5 years old, has the battery just had it? It certainly doesn't seem cost effective to get a new one- and I no longer take the powerbook on the road.

David

I'd say your battery is shot. They have a limited cycle life, as well as degrading with age. Five years is plenty on its own, even if you never cycled the battery, and I suspect you did that plenty as well.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/10/26 - chancellor of the duchy of ...

John Johnson wrote:

Previously, this_address_is_for_chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn wrote:

My lombard battery seems to have died. Basically, when it claims to be fully charged, it won't last much longer than 20 minutes. I recall a battery utility that came with older system software- I can't remember if it was with 8.6 or even further back though. Is there anything worth trying, or at 5 years old, has the battery just had it? It certainly doesn't seem cost effective to get a new one- and I no longer take the powerbook on the road.

David

I'd say your battery is shot. They have a limited cycle life, as well as degrading with age. Five years is plenty on its own, even if you never cycled the battery, and I suspect you did that plenty as well.

Yes, I did that a lot- just not much in the last year or so. I suppose I should just remove it, and lighten the load a little...

David

David Horne- www.davidhorne.net
usenet (at) davidhorne (dot) co (dot) uk

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