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brendu
Jun 30, 2009, 06:30 PM
hey so i have an ibook g4 from late 2003.. it is still using the original battery and i would like to replace it, but i want to make sure whatever i get will be an actual new battery that can hold a charge for several hours. any ideas on best place to look for a battery at best price...



TwinCities Dan
Jun 30, 2009, 06:34 PM
$129 from :apple:

brendu
Jun 30, 2009, 06:38 PM
i know apple tends to overcharge for ram and hdd's, is this also true for batteries and is there any other 3rd party perhaps who makes just as good a battery for cheaper?? if not im fine with paying 129 for one because this one is toasted.. lasts about an hour of web browsing

TwinCities Dan
Jun 30, 2009, 06:44 PM
i know apple tends to overcharge for ram and hdd's, is this also true for batteries and is there any other 3rd party perhaps who makes just as good a battery for cheaper?? if not im fine with paying 129 for one because this one is toasted.. lasts about an hour of web browsing

Right here (http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9337G/A?mco=NDc3NTgwNw). :)

4JNA
Jun 30, 2009, 08:42 PM
i've had really good luck with NuPower (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/BAPIG42V50RS/) replacement batteries from OWC. last longer (more capacity) and $10 bucks cheaper at the moment. best of luck.

linuxjuicer
Jul 1, 2009, 12:20 AM
I too had to replace my iBook G4 14" battery a while back (2 years ago) I searched online but most betteries you find are going to be around the same price WITH SHIPPING as if you purchase one at an :apple: store.

So if there is an :apple: store nearby I'd go there, but if not try the "NuPower" that 4JNA posted

clyde2801
Jul 1, 2009, 07:02 AM
There's always the old 'battery in a ziplock in the freezer' trick...

brendu
Jul 1, 2009, 07:16 AM
There's always the old 'battery in a ziplock in the freezer' trick...

lol.. ive been waiting for your response clyde... maybe ill try that one after i get a new batt.

clyde2801
Jul 1, 2009, 07:27 AM
Takes a couple of times, but I have used it before. I've also had luck getting a pb battery from a couple of local 3rd party repair shops. They had a couple lying around that used for diagnostic/repair purposes that they didn't need anymore. Charged me $30, but they had 98% original capacity left!

OrangeSVTguy
Jul 1, 2009, 10:30 AM
Check ebay! You can often find ones there for at least 1/2 price but ask the seller first for cycle count and capacity.

Or if you are feeling mighty adventurous.... (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01/hacking_an_ibook_battery.html)

edit:
If you had access to the Marketplace, some one just listed 2 iBook G4 batteries both in excellent condition.