Thread: battery depleting somewhat fast
12-14-2004, 12:13 PM #1UnderOathGuestbattery depleting somewhat fast
as the title says, but is there any way to make my battery last longer? ive got the settings in "energy save" and it doesnt seem to have much of an effect. Any solutions that you guys have come up with?
i've got an iBook g4..
12-14-2004, 12:17 PM #2
how fast are you going through your battery? and what are you running?
12-14-2004, 02:46 PM #3
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If you let the battery get all the way dead, so it puts itself to sleep, try charging it up all the way. Sometimes this resets the battery meter at the top of the screen and gives a more accurate representation of how much time you have left.
12-14-2004, 03:15 PM #4UnderOathGuestOriginally Posted by coach_z
12-14-2004, 03:47 PM #5code777Guest
well, that sounds about right, mine does the same thing.
12-14-2004, 04:19 PM #6
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If you are running AirPort, Bluetooth it drains the battery much quicker. Opening an app will cause the battery meter to jump because it is readjusting the clock to assume that the program will be running the whole time. Lowering the brightness gives you much better battery lifeDon't forget to use the new User Reputation System
12-14-2004, 04:35 PM #7
yea i was going to ask about bluetooth and wireless as well, you using either of those???
how bout firewire disks or external displays?
12-14-2004, 09:28 PM #8UnderOathGuest
i run firewire (iPod) and i have AirPort enabled.
12-15-2004, 10:20 PM #9LashaGuest
That's probably an aspect of the drainage. Also, what programs do you run? If you run a number of them simultaneously, that could also add on to the reasons.
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