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dscan99
Jan 13, 2007, 12:03 PM
My iBook is almost 3 years old and I think the battery is just dead. It holds a charge of maybe 20 minutes max and it's gotten to the point where I'm just gonna give in a buy a new batterry.

Question is: Can I just buy any "14" iBook G4" batterry off of eBay or any site other than from Apple direct(retails $129)? Should I be looking a particular model number for the battery (A1080) or the laptop? I see batterries selling for $80 on eBay....
have u guys done this? I dont want to end up with something that won't work just because I bought it at a non-Apple site...

Advice pl?



mick4394
Jan 13, 2007, 12:35 PM
Here's a link to newertech. They sell brand new mac laptop batteries, at a higher capacity and a good price ($99). I'd trust these before an ebay battery.

http://www.newertech.com/products/laptop.php

dscan99
Jan 16, 2007, 07:58 AM
Does it matter if I get the 60Watt-Hour batterry or the 74 Watt-Hour batterry?
There's a $30 price difference......
If they both work on my iBook I would obviously go for the cheaper one...



Here's a link to newertech. They sell brand new mac laptop batteries, at a higher capacity and a good price ($99). I'd trust these before an ebay battery.

http://www.newertech.com/products/laptop.php

Vinnie_vw
Jan 16, 2007, 08:55 AM
Does it matter if I get the 60Watt-Hour batterry or the 74 Watt-Hour batterry?
There's a $30 price difference......
If they both work on my iBook I would obviously go for the cheaper one...

I guess it only makes a difference if you care about battery-life.... I would!

kakapo
Mar 3, 2007, 10:41 AM
Does it matter if I get the 60Watt-Hour batterry or the 74 Watt-Hour batterry?


i'm looking to do the same (i.e. replace my rapidly failing iBook G4 battery). did you buy from this reseller? did it work out?

thanks,
erik