Prepping a Battery to Return to Apple

If the battery from your 12-inch iBook or PowerBook G4, or 15-inch PowerBook G4 is included in Appleis battery recall, you have to return the defective battery after the new one arrives. Before you package up your old battery, however, you need to make sure it is fully discharged.

One of the easiest ways Iive found to drain the charge from a laptop battery is by playing a DVD movie in your computer. Disc 1 from The Fellowship of the Ring always does the trick for me. Of course, be sure that your Macis charger cord is not plugged in.

You also need to calibrate your new battery for optimum performance. Check out this Quick Tip to see how. The steps for the MacBook Pro also apply to the MacBook.

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