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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 02:35 PM   #1
 
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It might be a stupid question...pertaining to new powerbooks...and ibooks

Hey I've got a question about the previous generation Powerbooks (15inch, 1.67ghz without the HD display) vs. the new generation (15" 1.67ghz with HD). What makes the battery life better in the new powerbooks? Is it a better battery? Or something new in the hardware (like something on the motherboard?). Also...if it's just a better battery...would a battery from the current generation PB work in a previous generation PB?

Also, I have another question pertaining to ibooks...how do I check how many of the cells are alive in the battery? One of my friends said there's a way to check how many cells are there...like the unit will say 4450/4500 or something like that....Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #2
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Hi,

1. I don't know. Better battery I think.

2. http://www.branox.com/Battorox/Battorox.html

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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 07:03 PM   #3
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I think its a combination of improved battery and less power hungry LCD's.

You can get better replacement batters for your books from a number of third parties.
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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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Anybody tried non_OEM batteries such as these? I need a new battery for my PowerBook G4 12 inch. I downloaded the utility, and it's gone through 600 cycles, so it's almost toast (down to an hour, and doesn't warn me before crapping out now) . . .

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Apple-PowerBook-G...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 02:46 AM   #5
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I use coconut battery (http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/)... it claims my 5 month old battery is still holding 100% charge from the original battery capacity and that's after 47 full charges so I'm very happy.
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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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I've had my ibook g4 for over a year, its been through 409 cycles and still has 100% capacity!

I love my computer *hugs the ibook*
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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #7
 
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How do you know if your battery has 100% capacity?
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I use coconut battery (http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/)... it claims my 5 month old battery is still holding 100% charge from the original battery capacity and that's after 47 full charges so I'm very happy.

Is there anything that does this sort of thing for an iPod?
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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #9
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I installed the Battorox app and it says what my capacity is supposed to be, and what it actually is. Its 100%
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