5500 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2009 2:51 PM by rb20044
Full charge capacity (mAh): 5893
and this one:
Cycle count: 60
indicate that the battery is healthy. However, the voltage, at 15961, seems high. However I can't compare to my PB17 right now because my daughter borrowed it.
Maybe someone who has their PB handy can compare their numbers.
If the battery is healthy and the a/c adaptor seems to be working, that leaves the internal power circuitry as a suspect.
Allan: I've never had a 17" PB, so I'm not sure, but doesn't a full charge capacity of 5893 sound high too? What was the battery's original capacity in that model?
In my experience, a Powerbook battery that reports a higher-than-original full charge capacity is at death's door, or at least can't be relied upon for much of anything.
I can understand (I think) that this might mean my battery has its problems, but would this explain why my Powerbook would decide not to try and charge it?
It doesn't seem like a logical reason...to me, anyway. I'm always willing to be corrected by anyone who understands this stuff more than me!