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Noctilux.95
Apr 28, 2013, 10:58 AM
I've been upgrading my old Powerbook G4 to give to my dad. So far I've added an airport extreme card, a charger, 2-gigs of RAM, a new HD, and soon, a new battery. All were done for around $100.
Can someone tell me which brand aftermarket battery works best for the Powerbook?


Thanks!



GoCubsGo
Apr 28, 2013, 11:14 AM
Gets good reviews and I had purchased one before and it worked fine.
http://www.amazon.com/10-8V-4400mAh-Lithium-ion-Battery-Replace/dp/B000F7HBGY

eyoungren
Apr 28, 2013, 11:50 AM
Newer Technology (http://www.newertech.com/batteries/) has some good batteries. My other 17" Mac has one of theirs.

Also, don't know how close you are to any of these, but Batteries Plus (http://www.batteriesplus.com/store_locator/state/LA.aspx) (brick and mortar store) stocks all kinds of batteries.

skateny
Apr 28, 2013, 12:38 PM
I've been using TechOrbits. Very reliable. The most recent one I got on eBay was ~$20.00.

http://www.amazon.com/TechOrbits-replacement-battery-Apple-PowerBook/dp/B007BWD4EE

g4manimac
Apr 28, 2013, 01:37 PM
Either way good luck I wish I would have checked more into reviews before I purchased mine ,it just has no real life to it same way with the new one I had for my ibook before I sold it.Now I see why original apple batteries in the package go for so much the difference is night and day.But depending on the needs a $20 one on ebay will most likely be just fine,I recently came across two cheap macbooks that both work and unless I MUST use one of them (jailbreaking) I just keep gravitating back to my powerbook I will never get rid of it,powerbooks have GOT to be up there with the most reliable laptops ever sold EVER period!I'm sure your dad will be happy with it.

eyoungren
Apr 28, 2013, 02:00 PM
Either way good luck I wish I would have checked more into reviews before I purchased mine ,it just has no real life to it same way with the new one I had for my ibook before I sold it.Now I see why original apple batteries in the package go for so much the difference is night and day.But depending on the needs a $20 one on ebay will most likely be just fine,I recently came across two cheap macbooks that both work and unless I MUST use one of them (jailbreaking) I just keep gravitating back to my powerbook I will never get rid of it,powerbooks have GOT to be up there with the most reliable laptops ever sold EVER period!I'm sure your dad will be happy with it.
I got one battery for my old TiBook/400 back in the first part of 2009 from a third party. It was an extended battery. It's been impossible to kill for the last four years. It even sat for 6 or 7 months on an empty charge. My son uses it now on his 1Ghz TiBook. That battery combined with the one that came with his Mac gives him battery life I can only envy. between both my 17" PowerBooks the best I can do is about an hour!

Of course, my Macs are drawing more power, but still…

ybz90
Apr 29, 2013, 06:57 PM
I've been using TechOrbits. Very reliable. The most recent one I got on eBay was ~$20.00.

http://www.amazon.com/TechOrbits-replacement-battery-Apple-PowerBook/dp/B007BWD4EE

I'll second TechOrbits. My first one had problems holding charge, but they sent me a second free of charge, which has been fine.