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the_insider
Oct 3, 2005, 12:07 PM
My brand new powerbooks batt is messed up. This problem just appeared randomly, but now when i plug in my comp it says another 30:41 untill fully charged. My batt charges but exxxxtrememly slowly. I need help



opusthe2nd
Oct 3, 2005, 12:17 PM
Have you read this: http://www.apple.com/batteries/notebooks.html and this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86284

VanMac
Oct 3, 2005, 12:30 PM
Try unplugging power, and taking out battery, then putting back in....

the_insider
Oct 3, 2005, 12:35 PM
ok, to elaborate on my prob. I went and grabbed another charger from around the house (my mom has an ibook) and plugged it in. Everything is fine, so at least its not my powerbook. I swapped everything around and what is disfunctional is my chargers powersupply i think. what else could the problem come from

the_insider
Oct 3, 2005, 12:39 PM
just found something else out. the charger that works fine is a 65w charger. the one that is slow is a 45w charger. is that the prob. is there a diff between ibook and powerbook chargers. if so which one is for my pbook and which one is for the ibook

LimeiBook86
Oct 3, 2005, 03:59 PM
just found something else out. the charger that works fine is a 65w charger. the one that is slow is a 45w charger. is that the prob. is there a diff between ibook and powerbook chargers. if so which one is for my pbook and which one is for the ibook
That's the problem. The 15-inch and 17-inch PowerBooks sometimes can't even charge off a 45w power adapter witch are ment for the iBooks and 12-inch PowerBooks. The 45w adapter will work to power on the PowerBook but, won't charge it, or if it did it would be very slow.

Maybe put a lable on the power adapter so you'll know the difference easier than squinting at the small text. The 65w power adapter is ment for your PowerBook so try to use it instead of the iBook one. :)