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short battery life in iBook

Message #1 - Posted 2003/08/11 - Uli Wienands

Battery life in my wife's 1-year-old iBook has reached 15 min for a full charge. It starts at 100%, will go down slowly first & then suddenly fall to 0.

In my own Pb 520 this indicates corruption of some values in the "intelligent" batteries. I can run various utilities to get the battery back to normal. Are there any such utilities for the iBook?? I am thinking the likes of LindBU500, Emmpathy 2.1 or even Apple's Battery recondition.

Uli

Message #2 - Posted 2003/08/12 - matt neuburg

In Uli Wienands wrote:

Battery life in my wife's 1-year-old iBook has reached 15 min for a full charge. It starts at 100%, will go down slowly first & then suddenly fall to 0.

Check the archives (and MacFixIt), as this has been much discussed. Some say that nvram reset can help. m.

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