With all of this recall news ...I went to the apple site. It suggests that you remove the battery and use only ac power until the new battery arrives - yeah right. I'll risk it This brings up a point I've been meaning to try and fix: -My powerbook will not work without the battery installed - even when plugged in to the ac adaptor? -My Powerbook will not charge the battery while I am using it. The charge percentage never goes down - but it does not charge at all while in use. -It does charge fine while off or in sleep mode. -Power adaptor never goes to green? Its amber when it is charging but goes off when the PB is fully charged. -I have reset the PMU (not recently) and it did not help. -in system profiler is states something to the effect of: AC adaptor can charge battery - (no). The exact wording may be wrong...but you get the drift. This has been going on for a while - apple's site is no help. I just returned from an over-seas assignment and these probelms were not critical so I did not want try and deal with applecare overseas. Now that I'm home I want to fix this...the battery recall reminded me of the problem.