Can u Help, is iBook battery DEAD?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by altaprod, Oct 18, 2007.

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    altaprod

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    Can someone look at the information I've attached and extrapolate if this means my battery is "close to" DEAD?

    Slowly over the last 3 months my computer shows a 100% charge and when I uplug the adapter it gets to about 90% (within 3-4 minutes) and then shuts down without a warning. :eek:

    Thanks. I don't have the knowledge to understand the terms "cycles" and "voltage counts", etc.. :eek:
     

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    WildCowboy

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    Have you been calibrating your battery regularly? If not, give it a shot and see if that gives you better info from the battery.

    But it looks like it's dead...cycles are getting up there. Time to invest in a new one.
     
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    mrkramer

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    That battery looks about dead to me. It is time to buy a new battery unless you were planning to upgrade your computer soon I'm which case it is probably better to upgrade than to spend the money on a brand new battery.
     
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    altaprod

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    WildCowboy, Thanks for the fast response.:)

    I'm afraid you're right because I have calibrated in the past 3 months, although not out of competence but just as a result of using the computer and it "shutting down."

    The only difference being that I didn't get a "low-battery warning dialog on the screen" as stated from Apple's website that you kindly linked to in your response.

    So probably time for a new battery.

    Thanks again :)

    mrkramer,
    Now why did you have to go and give me an excuse to buy a new computer? The temptation is already strong. :D
     
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    mrkramer

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    before you do replace it check here to make sure that you do not qualify for the exchange program. I had forgotten that it includes some 15" powerbooks, and your symptoms sound very similar to the ones that I had right before I got my battery replaced by Apple.

    Edit: nevermind, I looked at Wild Cowboys signature and saw jis 15" powerbook and accidentally thought I was looking at yours. but if your iBook is a 12" then it may qualify.
     
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    cooknwitha

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    CoconutBattery?! I had no idea that such an app was available. How very cool! I'm showing 54%. Good thing my Powerbook's getting replaced soon.
     

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