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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Was just wondering what the average "life" of a PowerBook batter was until you have to buy another due to it being unable to hold a charge, etc.?

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There is no real definite answer to that question.
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I still use my Powerbook from 4 years ago.. most of the batteries are still going strong. I have 3, but one of them is fried.. and has been for ages.. so I would say it's on a per battery basis
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I still use my Powerbook from 4 years ago.. most of the batteries are still going strong. I have 3, but one of them is fried.. and has been for ages.. so I would say it's on a per battery basis
I noticed in another post you stated that sometimes you pull the battery out and just run it plugged in. Does that help the battery run longer? So I don't need to go out and buy one now? I've only had mine for about a month now and was just wanting to make sure I wouldn't get "surprised" in six months and the battery is no good...

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I noticed in another post you stated that sometimes you pull the battery out and just run it plugged in. Does that help the battery run longer? So I don't need to go out and buy one now? I've only had mine for about a month now and was just wanting to make sure I wouldn't get "surprised" in six months and the battery is no good...

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I'm usually a stickler about how I use my battery, so I've had pretty good luck so far. I think if you periodically drain the battery completely and do a full charge, you'll be in good shape.
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