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New Book battery any tips?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/12/23 - JohnB

I have a new battery for my 12" Powerbook. Does it need any "conditioning" ? Charge up discharge - repeat whilst facing east etc.?

Or just slap in and get on with it ?

Thanks for any tips

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JohnB

Message #2 - Posted 2005/12/23 - Woody

JohnB wrote:

I have a new battery for my 12" Powerbook. Does it need any "conditioning" ? Charge up discharge - repeat whilst facing east etc.?

Or just slap in and get on with it ?

We just slapped one in and got on with it. It is still doing fine.

Woody

www.alienrat.com

Message #3 - Posted 2005/12/23 - Peter Ceresole

Woody wrote:

I have a new battery for my 12" Powerbook. Does it need any "conditioning" ? Charge up discharge - repeat whilst facing east etc.?

Or just slap in and get on with it ?

We just slapped one in and got on with it. It is still doing fine.

I thought that an initial 'run flat and then recharge' was useful for calibrating the Mac's power meter, but otherwise not necessary.

So kick the tyres, light the fires.

Peter

Message #4 - Posted 2005/12/23 - Chu-En Ginsberg

JohnB wrote:

I have a new battery for my 12" Powerbook. Does it need any "conditioning" ? Charge up discharge - repeat whilst facing east etc.?

Or just slap in and get on with it ?

Thanks for any tips

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JohnB

From the horse's mouth...

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

Chu

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chuenginsberg at mac dot com

Message #5 - Posted 2005/12/23 - Chu-En Ginsberg

Chu-En Ginsberg wrote:

JohnB wrote:

I have a new battery for my 12" Powerbook. Does it need any "conditioning" ? Charge up discharge - repeat whilst facing east etc.?

Or just slap in and get on with it ?

Thanks for any tips

--
JohnB

From the horse's mouth...

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

Chu

Also...

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284

Chu

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chuenginsberg at mac dot com

Message #6 - Posted 2005/12/26 - Simon Slavin

On 23/12/2005, JohnB wrote in message <412r10F1c06j6U1@individual.net>:

I have a new battery for my 12" Powerbook. Does it need any "conditioning" ? Charge up discharge - repeat whilst facing east etc.?

Or just slap in and get on with it ?

Thanks for any tips

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

Simon.

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