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Sep 19, 2012, 06:43 AM
Hello friends,

I bought an iBook G3 500MHz. Seller said battery doesn't hold full charge. When i open Coconut Battery, it says the current charge capacity is way more than the original (i think this means that the battery is dead, correct me if i am wrong). The orange light on the Power Adapter is on, and it says 100% charged, even though the battery is flat. When i first got it, the battery was at 0% and charging (green light would flash on batt) Now nothing. I've bought myself a new battery for it, so while it is coming, could this be a bad DC IN board?

Sep 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

Sep 19, 2012, 08:07 PM
Its more than likely just a bad battery. I've had this happen a lot with some of my old Apple notebooks including one of my TiBooks which is about the same age as that iBook you have.

Sep 21, 2012, 04:10 AM
Update: The new Battery arrived, and sure enough it charges and lasts a good 7 hours!

Sep 22, 2012, 04:53 AM
Yes, the after marked replacement batteries are very good. No complaints.