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May 2, 2005, 9:22 am
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My guess is any mechanical activity like DVD/CDrom usage and HD usage.
The screen might use a fair amount of power but its kind of hard to
use the laptop with a blank screen.
Ive read that the memory effect is grossly exaggerated and even a
myth. Even with NiCad batteries. The story Id read in the old days was
NiCad had this terrible memory effect but the good NiMH/Lithium
batteries didnt, Since then Ive read the whole memory thing was a
See heres just two sites:
Batter Life - I notice they recommend turning the brightness down on
the display and has some stuff about charging and draining which may
or may not be old hat nowadays.