Sunday, March 19, 2006

15" Powerbook battery software update

Hey, I’ve got one, so this matters to me.  Does anyone else feel like there have been a really large amount of battery issues on the 15” Powerbook?

This should get automatically download when you run Software Update.  Here’s the full description of the update if you need all the technical details.

Link

2 comments:

Brian Wanamaker said...

I stumbled on your site looking for "do not try this at home" references, and then saw this post about the 15" PB. Yeah, the battery life on mine is ridiculously short. Prior to this update, I had been pestering Apple about it and got an RMA. Oddly it was returned to me once without replacement, saying it was within their parameters. I got it pushed through afterward, and life improved only a little. Now instead of <120 minutes, I get about 2.5 to 3 hours depending on screen brightness and AirPort use. Still weak compared to my Panasonic which gets about 6 hours (tho' they advertise 9).

Sorry for the rant; just strange to see someone else experiencing this problem after getting so much denial from Apple.

Brian Wanamaker said...

I stumbled on your site looking for "do not try this at home" references, and then saw this post about the 15" PB. Yeah, the battery life on mine is ridiculously short. Prior to this update, I had been pestering Apple about it and got an RMA. Oddly it was returned to me once without replacement, saying it was within their parameters. I got it pushed through afterward, and life improved only a little. Now instead of <120 minutes, I get about 2.5 to 3 hours depending on screen brightness and AirPort use. Still weak compared to my Panasonic which gets about 6 hours (tho' they advertise 9).

Sorry for the rant; just strange to see someone else experiencing this problem after getting so much denial from Apple.