Jump to content

powerbook just shuts off

Recommended Posts

hey all,


I've got a 3yr old 17" Powerbook. Now I'm gaving some major battery issues. W/out being plugged into a wall outlet, I seem to get about 30minutes of power. Then I don't get any "You are Now Running on Reserver Power" warnings, it just shuts off. And on top of it all, the batter meter still will be showing 50% or so. Also, pushing the battery testing button on the battery, still shows 3 lights. What gives?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Three years is about expectable for a battery to die. My Titanium's battery behaved similarly around that time. The problem with it shutting down is that you probably haven't calibrated things lately, so the logic in the battery doesn't understand that its capacity is very much decreased. That's why it's going dead while still showing 50%, and then shutting down. The computer isn't warning you because it doesn't know the battery is low. The fix for this is replace the battery. Apple's are expensive, but I've been happy with the NewerTech replacement batteries you can get here:


They're cheaper than Apple, and have higher capacity too.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online