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macdatadrive
Apr 28, 2011, 06:22 AM
Hi everyone,
I am using my old iBook G4, running on Mac OS X 10.4.11 with it's original battery in. It apparently has a full capacity of 52% and has a charge cycle of 277. It lost two percent it, like, 5 minutes and it runs really well, but is the battery one to give up on, keep using with adapter plugged in all the time or just stop the old Book once and for all?

PS. Runs very well but can be a bit slow at times. Is the 1.2 GHz with 256mb built in RAM. No upgrades, but I am using the charger from a iBook G3,and that is 50 watts.

Status on battery:
AC Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 20
Dynamic Power Step: No
Reduce Processor Speed: No
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake On LAN: Yes
Wake On Modem Ring: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Battery Power:
System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 1
Dynamic Power Step: No
Reduce Processor Speed: No
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake On Modem Ring: No
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Reduce Brightness: Yes

Battery Information:

Battery Installed: Yes
First low level warning: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3983
Remaining Capacity (mAh): 2087
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 12301
Cycle Count: 277

AC Charger Information:

AC Charger (Watts): 50
Connected: Yes
Charging: No

Hardware Configuration:

Clamshell Closed: No
UPS Installed: No



miles01110
Apr 28, 2011, 06:30 AM
Buy a new battery. The Apple Store still sells them.

chrismacguy
Apr 28, 2011, 07:32 AM
Buy a new battery. The Apple Store still sells them.

+1 - If the iBook is still meeting your needs a new battery is a lot cheaper than a new Laptop. (And it keeps another of the older Macs going.... which is always a good thing).

macdatadrive
Apr 28, 2011, 06:13 PM
I will. It's good because, typing on it now and is charging ever so slightly... but because I don't take it out of the house, I will keep it on charger for now.