iBook Battery Wont Charge

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tjcampbell, Dec 4, 2006.

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    tjcampbell

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    #1
    Hello there,

    My girlfriend has a 1.33 GHz PPC G4 768 SDRAM 12" iBook

    Her battery has always been quite awesome and she's taken very good care of it, but in the last week it dies as soon as she unplugs it.

    It results in a complete shutdown, not a sleep mode.

    Note that two weeks ago her battery would last for three hours.

    I downloaded coconut battery 2.2 and it lists the battery's current charge as 2mAh and the max battery charge as 1438 mAh.

    It also detects that the charger is connected but it says that the battery is not charging.

    Not sure what to do next. Any suggestions would be lovley. Cheers, Tom
     
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    mad jew

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    #2
    Have you tried re-seating the battery and resetting the PMU? It probably won't help but it's worth a shot. Unfortunately, I reckon it might be time for a new battery though. The Lithium Ion cells do die like this. :(
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tjcampbell

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    Location:
    Vancouver
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    Recalled!!

    Woohoo! So thrilled that I don't have to buy her a new battery. I just learned that it is one of the affected batterys and it is part of the recall program.
    Happy Hanukkah! Tom
     

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