iBook Clamshell Battery--- HELP!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by SpaceMagic, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    #1
    Hey,

    My iBook's battery turns off the machine about 3 minutes after taking the charger off! The battery cant be low!! It just turns off.

    Any other solution than buying a new computer? And if not any UK people know where to get one?
     
  2. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    Well, my friend had this same problem with his clamshell iBook after about 2 years. It just got old I guess. If you want, you can get a new battery on eBay for your iBook, or, as I reccommend, you could get a new iBook. 2 years.....it's about time, I think. Depends on your finances.

    Go to the UK Apple store, it's at http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore/.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Anna macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem too...AC just said to get a new battery
     
  4. Spock macrumors 68000

    Spock

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    What dose the Battery meter read during those 3 minutes? Have You recently installed OS 10 or are You using OS 9??
     
  5. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    I got a new iBook battery for $120 (I think) at the MacWorld Creative Pro Expo NY 03. It worked great. The company I got it from is "Battery Technology-BTI" That's what it says on the box.

    http://www.batterytech.com/

    Good Luck
     
  6. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    You can try running that app called "Battery Amnesia" that will run your battery down, I don't know if this would help your situation but it could help get some more time out of the battery. Good Luck!
     

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