Hot swapping batteries in iBook?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by SBG88, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. SBG88 macrumors regular

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    Can you do this in a newer 800 mhz iBook? Has anyone tried?
     
  2. t^3 macrumors regular

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    I haven't tried, but to the best of my knowledge, only the 15" and 17" PowerBooks have this feature.
     
  3. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    nope won't work unless you figured out how to maintain the connection of the power which seems impossible.
     
  4. conceptdev macrumors regular

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    Try this - works on a PB G3.

    Put the computer to sleep - with lid closed preferably.

    Change battery as fast as humanly possibly.

    Closest thing.
     
  5. timbloom macrumors 6502a

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    All the the recent powerbooks (12" powerbook may not) are able to do this because of a small, internal battery. This battery keeps the computer alive for a couple of minutes giving you enough time to do the battery swap. The iBook lacks this battery, as it is a "pro" feature according to Apple. I have tried it with my ibook 500 and it does not work.
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    yep a little internal battery is needed, i know it used to just be 4 batteries soldered together, it provided something like 4 minutes of backup for swapping. nice feature-- unfortunately, it's also the clock battery, so if you deplete it, it may wipe your PRAM settings...

    pnw
     
  7. SBG88 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought maybe you could as my iBook, when battery is very low, wil give me a warning saying I'm working on reserve battery. I suppose its a software issue for portables that can.
     

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