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Powerbook battery question

Message #1 - Posted 2005/03/14 - Karen

I've Powerbook G4 and would like to know if running it with the battery out (on AC power) will do any damage? I'm aware of the limited cycles that a battery has and as I tend to use it only with AC power would like to preserve the battery's charging ability as long as I can.

If this is not a problem, can I remove/insert the battery safely when the machine is plugged in?

The reason I ask is that with my Toshiba (running XP Pro) I tend to run it always on AC power but disconnect it when removing/inserting the battery. Is the Mac different from this? I know that I lose the clock time when the Mac is not plugged in (in contrast to the Tosh which doesn't seem to lose clock time).

One more unrelated question...
I'm running OS X 10.3.8 and every time I start the Powerbook the Hard Drive icon moves to a different place on the screen. Is there any way of keeping it in the upper right hand corner where I prefer to have it, other than at a random place upon boot up time?

Thanks,

Karen

Message #2 - Posted 2009/01/03 - Colyn

I want to have my Powerbook G4 battery rebuilt and was wondering if it is ok to use the laptop with the power cord while the battery pack is removed.

Message #3 - Posted 2009/01/03 - nospam

Previously, Colyn wrote:

I want to have my Powerbook G4 battery rebuilt and was wondering if it is ok to use the laptop with the power cord while the battery pack is removed.

no problem at all.

Message #4 - Posted 2009/01/03 - Colyn

On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 11:48:27 -0800, nospam wrote:

Previously, Colyn wrote:

I want to have my Powerbook G4 battery rebuilt and was wondering if it is ok to use the laptop with the power cord while the battery pack is removed.

no problem at all.

Thanks

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