Buying a replacement battery for a Powerbook G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gauchogolfer, May 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    Hi all,
    It's time to replace the battery on my 1.67 GHz Powerbook, and I'm looking at alternatives to the Apple store. I've been looking at OWC and Newegg for options, and the prices seem reasonable. Is there anything I should be aware of when replacing my battery with a non-Apple branded model?

    TIA.
     
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    iToaster

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    There isn't really anything to worry about when replacing the battery with a non-Apple one, as long as it is intended for that machine there shouldn't be any compatibility issues.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Go On eBay

    I've purchased new batteries for my Pbk 1.33 and my kids' ibooks on eBay. No problems. Price avg about $45 ea.
     
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    cherrybomb

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    I'm in exactly the same boat. It's time for me to buy a new battery for my G4 powerbook. I have seen some on ebay for about £35, is it okay to buy from there? Has anyone done so on the forums? It's just that I can't even plug out the adapter and have my mac running for 10 mins before it shuts down anymore...
     

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