View Full Version : G3 ibook battery replacement advice?

Apr 21, 2006, 07:09 PM
what's a good source for replacement batteries for a G3 500 iBook? A new one would cost $129 and that seems like too much to pay considering the current value of the old ibook plus the fact that I'll probably replace it sometime in the next 6 to 12 months

anybody have any luck with used batteries bought off of ebay? any other ideas?

Apr 21, 2006, 07:35 PM
You could try a third-party battery, such as these (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/powerbook/battery/ibook-g3-g4-12inch/) at other world computing.

I'm sure you could find a used replacement on ebay, although there's no guarantee that the battery will still have decent capacity.

Apr 21, 2006, 10:17 PM
I'm only getting 20 to 30 min out of my current battery which is really not enough to be practical. If I could get a couple of hours out of a used battery then that would work ok for me. Cant see spending all the cash necessary for a new battery though since I only use the ibook occassionally for travel, especially since its only worth a few hundred dollars anyway