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31 August 2006 @ 08:09 pm
So... My PowerBook battery has been starting to lose its staying power -- instead of lasting about three and a half hours or so when I got it, it's down to a bit over two (I note that my Dell battery still has about the same three hours of life it started with. Dunno if I've been giving my PowerBook battery more of a workout -- and lately I probably have -- but even so, it's about eight months younger than the battery in my Dell).

But, not to worry, Apple has solved all of my problems by recalling my battery (thank you Sony), so in four to six weeks, I shall be receiving a brand, spanking new (presumably non-explode-y) battery in the mail.

In the mood: hopefulhopeful
dragonet2dragonet2 on August 31st, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Adam crafter sent me a link to a program
called Coconut Battery. It tracks your battery life and gives you a running tally.

But you've solved the problem already by getting a new one.
Eric: nerd kenseattleotaku on August 31st, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
My HP's batt is so tired that on a full charge, a powerup and login (xp and not slow at it) brings it to less than 80% remaining. It's pretty beat up though, too.
Kyaa the Catlord: catpopekyaathecatlord on September 1st, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
At least it hasn't burst into flames. :P
idonthave1hereidonthave1here on September 1st, 2006 09:27 am (UTC)
If it burst into flames, I'd begin to wonder what technology has come to, lol
Douglas Triggs: bad eggdoubt72 on September 1st, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
It's the laptops bursting into flames (once even on camera) that prompted the recall in the first place.