Help! Clamshell iBook won't take a charge

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 8thMan, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. 8thMan macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2006
    The charge indicator on my wife's G3 clamshell remains stuck at 4%, and the icon (as well as the green glow in the tip of the adaptor cord) indicates a fully charged battery. What gives? I just replaced the battery in January. I shut it down, pulled and reinstalled the battery, with no effect. Should I let it run down to let it 'relearn'? Or did I get stuck with a bum battery?

    My plug for clamshells: they're pretty slow now and the styling is certainly controversial, but boy these things are built like a cinderblock.
  2. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2006
    Yeah, if you havent calibrated this new battery it might be a good idea.

    You probably know the drill; Drain, let it sleep and then turn off, let sit for 5/6 hours, recharge to full.

    At least i think thats what it is.

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