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Swap Batteries Without Shutting Down?


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http://www.apple.com/powerbook/mobilelife.html

Is this a new feature on the new PowerBook? Or it's been this way since previous generation of PowerBook? I'm sure the iBook could hot swap the battery. So, maybe it's a PowerBook feature?
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That's been a powerbook feature for a long time now. Though I thought the iBook couldn't hot swap...
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I know the previous Powerbook's could do it, not sure about the iBooks though.
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That explains it *only* the 15 and 17" models can do this (presumably a larger backup battery), as my 12" (Jan '05 revision, same as the current one, but combo version that's now discontinued) cannot.

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Yeah my 667 TiBook is able to do it.. which is now 3 years old or so
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Since Murlyn jumped in. I can do that with my 500 TiBook also, which is older than dirt. :p

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just tried it on my 12in 1.33 GHz iBook and no go. I put it to sleep then pulled the battery and it shut down.

Woudl have been kinda cool had it worked
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Yeah no kidding, but you just purchased a new one right rman?
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