12 inch PowerBook G4 Battery Going Bad HELP! (Apple Responds...)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by FF_productions, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
  2. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Location:
    Gladstone, Oregon
    #2
    Did the replacement come with any warranty statements? A battery probably wouldn't have a very long warranty on it, so I doubt you'll get much help from Apple. I think the only condition they would replace a battery on a computer as old as that, would be if there were a government-mandated safety recall.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    #3
    That sucks...I really hope Apple does something about this.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
  5. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    #5
    No chance Apple's going to cover a 1-year old "free" battery, and can you even imagine that the original it replaced would still be operational, anyway? You can easily find a great OEM-quality 12" G4 battery on eBay for $50 shipped.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    #6
    Well the original battery is kinda dangerous, gets really hot and I'm just not risking it. Whatever I give up, I'll buck up the money.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
  8. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    #8
    i got a replacement battery for my ibook as part of that program and mine is also rubbish. it has a mind of its own about how many cycles it has been through.

    try calling apple though as they told me they might consider an exceptional replacement as long as it's way below 300 cycles.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    #9
    Shouldn't emailing the mythical sjobs be a last resort? Not want to sound lame but maybe this didn't warrant an email there.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    #10
    I figured I'd try for fun to see what happens.

    I'll give Apple a ring and see how it goes.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    #11
    They were of no help..

    Guess I'm buying new battery.

    End of thread
     

Share This Page