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Authored by: zerologic on Feb 17, '03 10:42:14AM

Which is of course why my battery lasts about 1/2 hr if I'm lucky. I using a PowerBook G4/500.

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Authored by: j0nathan on Feb 17, '03 10:52:54AM

I had the same problem with the same machine. The problem I believe stems to around the time I upgraded to Jaguar - there are many on the Apple support forums with the same experience. Apple has been notably quiet. Over the past 4 months, I have read and implemented dozens of techniques for improving battery life that have done nothing. Eventually I bit the bullet and bought a new battery - I now get an astonishing 4 hours battery life which is more than I had when the machine was new or with any previous OS or PowerBook.

Could Jaguar possibly be the cause of the eroded batteries?



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Authored by: bipto on Feb 17, '03 04:13:08PM

Hmm. My new 12" PB got 2.5+ hours out of the box but after 10.2.4 I notice it now gets barely 2 hours on a full charge. The thing is a month old, tops! I wonder if the update had anything to do with it...



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