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    JimmyHat
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    Short Battery Life
    I have inhereted a PowerBook G4, and the battery has an extremely short life.

    In my power management, it shows the battery as having about 2 hours of life, but after a few minutes, the computer sleeps automatically, and the LEDs on the bottom of the battery indicate a low charge.

    Is there any way to recondition the battery? Or am I stuck using the power supply or purchasing a new battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHat
    I have inhereted a PowerBook G4, and the battery has an extremely short life.

    In my power management, it shows the battery as having about 2 hours of life, but after a few minutes, the computer sleeps automatically, and the LEDs on the bottom of the battery indicate a low charge.

    Is there any way to recondition the battery? Or am I stuck using the power supply or purchasing a new battery?
    To Calibrate the battery: 1> charge it to 100%. 2> pull the plug and use it normally until it auto sleeps (turn off energy saver features if you have to). once it recieves a new full charge it should accurately report the time remaining.

    This will NOT, however, improve the length of time that it holds a charge. if you want to do that get a new Hi capacity battery from newertech.

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