View Full Version : Buying a replacement battery for a Powerbook G4

May 31, 2008, 10:48 PM
Hi all,
It's time to replace the battery on my 1.67 GHz Powerbook, and I'm looking at alternatives to the Apple store. I've been looking at OWC and Newegg for options, and the prices seem reasonable. Is there anything I should be aware of when replacing my battery with a non-Apple branded model?


May 31, 2008, 10:56 PM
There isn't really anything to worry about when replacing the battery with a non-Apple one, as long as it is intended for that machine there shouldn't be any compatibility issues.

Jun 1, 2008, 07:03 AM
I've purchased new batteries for my Pbk 1.33 and my kids' ibooks on eBay. No problems. Price avg about $45 ea.

Jun 1, 2008, 07:10 AM
I'm in exactly the same boat. It's time for me to buy a new battery for my G4 powerbook. I have seen some on ebay for about 35, is it okay to buy from there? Has anyone done so on the forums? It's just that I can't even plug out the adapter and have my mac running for 10 mins before it shuts down anymore...