View Full Version : Strange ibook battery problem

Mar 16, 2010, 10:35 PM
I just bought a 14" 1.0 Ghz iBook G4 second hand. The battery behaves erratically:

If plugged in, the computer will die when unplugged. You can then restart it on battery power and it will run for about an hour-hour and a half. Also, the battery always indicates full charge i.e. 98,99, or 100% and then just either dies or goes straight to 1%.

Any ideas as top what could be going on? Ive tried resetting both the PRAM and PMU, with no change.

Battery Information:

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 63111
Charging: No
Full charge capacity (mAh): 64656
Health Information:
Cycle count: 200
Condition: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 15473

Mar 17, 2010, 04:38 PM
Get a new battery.