g'day. I have an iBook 1.2 that is giving me some *weird* times and percentages. I want to try something, and i was to know if there is a program for OS X that i can use to keep the machine totally on so that I can drain the battery fully and reset the internal Battery circuitry. It's just a hunch that something is messed up inside the battery.
I have already gone thru the routine things like reseting the power manager, reinstalling the system, and resetting pram (trust me, i have been trying this stuff for a month) and i want to know if there is a way of FULLY draining the battery where the circuitry is totally kaputz (electrical charged wise) so that i can start the battery with the internal circuitry renew. I know it's not the cells. I have had it for a year, and my friend who has an ibook with the same year, has used his battery a lot and it's in better condition than mine, in which i HARDLY use the battery. Also, when i *do* use the battery, i make sure it does a whole cycle before plugging it back in. Right now, it lasts anywhere between 45mins to 1.3Hours on automatic (with not much load) but sometimes i will get up to 2 hours on full load (high power usage)
I know it's not my power manager, as i have tried another battery.
What can i do, oh 'critter guru's?