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MacFan26
May 20, 2004, 06:15 PM
Is there a way to tell if your battery is no longer rechargeable? I have a Lombard PowerBook G3, and although I've had it plugged in overnight, the battery still blinks empty when I press the hardware button. The icon on the toolbar says 0%, but also says it's charging. :confused:

JOD8FY
May 20, 2004, 08:31 PM
Try taking out the battery and reinserting it. I know this sounds stupid, but it just might work. Other than that, it sounds to me like it's dead. Go to apple.com/support and search for a "characteristics of a dead battery" or something and maybe you'll be able to diagnose its problem yourself.

Best wishes,
JOD8FY

MacFan26
May 21, 2004, 04:02 AM
:( :( Well, looks like my battery is dead. Oh well, it's not my primary computer, so maybe I'll buy a new battery when they get really cheap :rolleyes:

amin
May 21, 2004, 05:52 AM
I'm not sure if this applies to you, but check it out:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60655-

MacFan26
May 21, 2004, 05:30 PM
Actually, that would have been what I needed, except the battery is completely dead, so it won't recalibrate. :(