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Restore some life to your laptop's battery
Authored by: timbloom on Feb 17, '03 04:47:01PM

This actually does work, not to the point it did with the old powerbook batteries though. I believe it has more to do with the PMU than the actual battery. What I personally suggest:
1.Drain the battery all the way down, using the above hint.
2.Reset your PMU (each mac is different, see apple knowledge base for your specific instructions)
note-follow directions EXACTLY to the word!
3.Leave computer off and attach completely discharged battery.
4.Plug it in and let it fully charge before using it.
5.Drain battery again
6.Recharge fully

This tells the PMU to forget everything, and readjust to this "conditioned" battery.
Logically, this should work. Just resetting the PMU might fix many peoples problems, but if the battery is toast, it's toast.



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Restore some life to your laptop's battery
Authored by: Marco Cottone on Feb 18, '03 12:31:26PM

I did it all and that extended the life of another half an hour.
I do not expect more from a battery daily recharged for over a year.



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Restore some life to your laptop's battery
Authored by: jashmenn on Feb 22, '03 12:48:22PM

My battery is drained and recharged nearly everyday and resetting the
PMU brought my battery life from about 1 hour to almost to 2 (1:57 after
startup)
-Nate



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