How long should the battery last on a 12' pb?

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    Seems like mine is dying really fast.
     
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    how long does it take for it to die?
     
  3. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

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    With Safari + iChat....3.5 hours with full contrast
    ..............................4.5 with lowest contrast
    Running a DVD..........2 hours with full contrast
    ..............................2.5-3 with lowest contrast





    (all estimates)
     
  4. untoastytoast

    untoastytoast The Glory Days

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    By contrast do you mean screen brightness?
     
  5. Kirk Hinrich

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    thank you
     
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    Snotfist I am the Urban Cowboy.

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    correct
     
  7. tenplanescrashing

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    turn down the brightness of the screen and don't use the lights under the keyboard and you're battery will last longer. check your settings (set it to battery saver) and it'll last longer too.
     
  8. Kirk Hinrich

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    that's what I've done, its helped a lot, thanks.
     
  9. Mizzark

    Mizzark OT Supporter

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    12' is a huge ass pb.
     
  10. Kirk Hinrich

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    '=feet
    "=inches

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    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    oh shit, didn;t notice that
     
  13. colosodian

    colosodian Next Gen

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    if youre comfortable using unix, open terminal and type:

    Code:
    ioreg -w0 -1 | grep Capacity
    Cycle Count is the amount of discharge => charge cycles your battery has gone through.
    Current is the amount of juice in the laptop.
    Capacity is the highest amount of juice the battery can hold.
    Absolute Max Capacity is the highest amount of juice your battery was ever able to hold.
     

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