[iBook] Hot-swapping batteries?

Howard Pettigrew howard.pettigrew at xtra.co.nz
Mon Sep 11 12:12:28 PDT 2006

Larry, in my work with schools where we get a large number of iBooks  
through hotel charity funding, something I find people forget or  
don't know to do relating to the battery / new machines (even though  
it is in the manual), is that you need to fully charge the battery  
then completely flatten it, i.e. past the 10 minute warning until it  
completely dies, so that the battery fuel gauge reads correctly. This  
needs to be done only the once but it should be done when then the  
battery is new. I don't know how this is affected if you replace the  
battery while the machine is on the fly. I would be erring on the  
side of caution and shutting down. Not doing this will not affect the  
life of the battery but just the reading of the amount of battery  
life remaining.
Hope this is of interest
H in NZ
On 12/09/2006, at 2:38 AM, Larry Kollar wrote:

> I have a new battery arriving today or tomorrow. Do I need to shut  
> down my iBook while replacing it, or can I just put it to sleep  
> (give it anesthesia)?
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