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  1. #1
    cid
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    Question about battery
    Hi, I just purchased my first Ibook and I have seen that the battery last about 4 hours or 3:30. Is that normal?? I read in the forums that the battery of other people last about 5 hours with the wireless card turned on, listening to music and woriking is some MS word document. How do you get 5 hours of usage?? I barely get 4 hours if I only have the Msn open and surffing with Safari.

    Also, today happened a weird thing. The indicator of my battery just stayed in 98% and it tells me that the batery is fully charged! So I used all the battery left and charged it again and it seems ok now, but the indicator stays in 99% is that ok?? because I havent seen a 100% in my ibook since I bought it.

    Plz I hope somebody can help me, and sorry for my english! I hope you can understand me ok.

  2. #2
    meltbanana314
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    You have to set things up in the energy saver preferences in the system prefs.

    You can set the computer to use less energy.

    Also, dim the screen to about 1/3rd to 1/2 normal. That got me 4 hours of battery life tonight.

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    mangoSharingan
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    You are probably using it on full brightness right? I normally have it on just 4 bars (half brightness at most) and even with Airport Wireless on and several things running (excluding games), I get around 4 and a half to 5 hours. It felt so good the other day when I took my iBook to uni and mine was the only one out of the other laptops present at the end of the 3-hour lecture still on!

  4. #4
    cid
    Guest
    thanks for your answers! yeah I tried today and the battery last about 4:30 and I have 18% left , and I also read in another post that the battery charged at 98% its ok its nothing to worry about.

  5. #5
    mangoSharingan
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    Quote Originally Posted by cid
    thanks for your answers! yeah I tried today and the battery last about 4:30 and I have 18% left , and I also read in another post that the battery charged at 98% its ok its nothing to worry about.
    Yea, no need to worry about that 98/99% charged thing. 100% is pretty rare. In fact, I don't think I have ever got 100%. However, it does usually change depending on what you are doing. For example, when you're in the dark at night, you may decide to just lower the brightness to less than 25% (which is still easy to view) and the battery will re-adjust itself.

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