New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

PowerBook - 99% full?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Matthew_love84

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 262
Matthew_love84 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" G4 Powerbook, 1.33/1g/80g

Matthew_love84 is offline
well, after finally figuring out what was wrong with my battery not wanting to charge, somehow my friend and I had swapped charges before his move and I got left with a 45w charger opposed to 65w charger..

well, my battery charged VERY slowly, but then overnight charged itself to about 80%.. then 100%.. but now, after using it a bit w/o the charger it's saying that the battery is charged at 99% and the charger light is green..

so what does this mean?

thanks
QUOTE Thanks
menace3054
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

the green light means its fully charged, it usally doesnt get to 100% mine only says 99% full
QUOTE Thanks
Matthew_love84

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 262
Matthew_love84 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" G4 Powerbook, 1.33/1g/80g

Matthew_love84 is offline
thanks menace....

another question, do you sometimes get the "plug" icon when it's plugged in charging? mine's been charing from about 55%. and is going back and forth from the lightning bolt to the charger plug.. but is slowly charging it seems.. maybe about 3% in the past hour.

The light on the charger is staying orange though.

should it be shut while charging?

when the lightning bolt comes up, sometimes it says "193:xx" until full, but then goes way down.. odd?
QUOTE Thanks
Matthew_love84

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 262
Matthew_love84 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" G4 Powerbook, 1.33/1g/80g

Matthew_love84 is offline
also, it's been hung up on 60% now for almost an hour.. but now it's hit 61%.. it's like it only wants to charge when the computer's open.

hmmm..
QUOTE Thanks
menace3054
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

it charges whether open/close or on/off so that shouldn't be an issue. the only possibility is that the connection is loose, or maybe a bad charger/battery. mine will go to the fully charged symbol (even if it isnt) if i just turn it on, or restart it, but will quickly thereafter go back to the charging symbol. if thats what your experiencing, then its normal. but the hanging thing isnt normal, i would def go to an apple store (if its under warranty still) download coconutbattery if you haven't already http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/

and it will tell you the physical state of your battery. good luck!
QUOTE Thanks
Matthew_love84

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 262
Matthew_love84 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" G4 Powerbook, 1.33/1g/80g

Matthew_love84 is offline
menace, I just recently got a new charger so i'm rather sure that isnt the problem.. The computer isnt under warrenty anymore either. I'm wondering if there could be somethign internally wrong with the computer.. besides the battery.. since it had charged to a full 100% just this morning.

can these things be a bit tempermental sometimes??
QUOTE Thanks
Matthew_love84

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 262
Matthew_love84 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" G4 Powerbook, 1.33/1g/80g

Matthew_love84 is offline
oh and also, i downloaded the coconut battery software, doesnt say anythings wrong.. just that it isnt charging unless the lightning bolt is in the battery, then it is.

QUOTE Thanks
crapbook
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

diconect power and battery, and push the on button for 10 seconds, it'll rest the power management..

my battery says 622hrs untill full.. why do girlfriends always spill drinks on laptops
QUOTE Thanks
rman

 
rman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2002
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 12,591
rman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud ofrman has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi

rman is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by crapbook
why do girlfriends always spill drinks on laptops
Sounds like the laptops get more time than the girlfriends.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Macbook Palm/Wirst Guards | Is this the right time to buy a mac? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
OSX 10.3 Full or Upgrade CD ? justmehere OS X - Operating System 2 04-12-2006 12:06 PM
ITMS will launch full length movie dnloads... farmcock Apple Rumors and Reports 6 02-28-2006 04:43 AM
startup disk full when it really isn't? jenn OS X - Operating System 6 02-08-2006 12:12 PM
From full PC to full on Mac in just over 2 years. macguy.nielsen Switcher Hangout 9 08-17-2005 10:24 AM
Maximizing App Windows to Full Screen? tmjf_sifu OS X - Operating System 1 01-31-2004 11:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?