Benjamin Juang (ibneko) wrote,
Benjamin Juang

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[PSA] Apple iBook/PowerBook Battery Recall


12-inch iBook G4
Model: A1061
Serial Numbers:
ZZ338 through ZZ427
3K429 through 3K611
6C510 through 6C626

12-inch PowerBook G4
Model: A1079
Serial Numbers:
ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611

15-inch PowerBook G4
Models: A1078 and A1148
Serial Numbers:
3K425 through 3K601
6N530 through 6N551

(Note: Yes, you can remove the battery while the computer is still running, so long as it's plugged into the outlet. It will not die on you. (yay, go Apple!))

Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed. (Ok, disappointed isn't the best word here, but.. yeah.) I was hoping my model was one of the ones affected. I could use a new battery - the battery lasts about... 2 hours now, on normal usage. I can extend that to 3 by dimming the screen and killing non-essentials, but... yeah. Granted, I don't have more than 3 hours of class per day, usually, but....

Coconut Battery Reports:
Current Battery Capacity: 3114 mAh (70%)
Original Battery Capacity: 4400 mAh
190 Battery Loadcycles, mac age of 16 months.

[edit] Ok, I lied, estimated remaining time is 2:51+ on full charge, with screen dimmed to 70%

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