sudden drop in battery life (powerbook g4)

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  1. mariners216

    mariners216 New Member

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    I've had this powerbook for almost a year. Up until a couple of days ago, I would get about 2 hours and 15 min of battery life from a fully charged state. All of the sudden I'm getting less than an hour. Any idea what caused this or if there's any way to fix it?
     
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    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    calibrate it
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    AFAIK, that's only good for first time use...
     
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    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    since when?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    calibrating the battery is going to make the "time remaining" reported appear more linear, but it's not going to "create" extra run time.

    It sounds like the battery is going bad, imo.
     
  7. Legend Zero

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    W3rd same thing is happening to me, on my 12inch g4 which i got in Sept, i used to get about 4:30 of battery when fully charged, now i get about 3:00-3:30 =(

    I wil probally replace it in the winter as a little x-mas present to myself or something..
    I've herd some good things about this company, so will probally give them a try..
    http://www.newertech.com/powerbook
     

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