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Re: OT : How best to prolong iBook battery longevity (not Debian specific)

Chris Tillman (tillman@voicetrak.com) schrieb:

> On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 10:40:22AM +1100, Tim Bateman wrote:
> > 
> > What is the collected wisdom regarding prolonging the life of iBook
> > batteries ? I've read elsewhere that it is best to keep the battery topped
> > up and to not let it fall below 30 percent charge.  If the battery is
> > rated for x number of recharge cycles, does this mean full cycles from
> > flat to full, or does a "half" recharge cycle still count ?
> > 
> > So should I keep the battery topped up or deep cycle recharge ?
> Someone said perhaps Apple was willing to supply a new, improved 
> battery; I don't know the details.
I had one of those. It always stopped supplying power with about 37%.
After a call apple send me a new one in one day and had me send in the
old one (for free). They were very friendly at the apple support
hotline, though I was very careful not to mention that I use linux on
this machine.

mfG Johannes

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