iBook G4 Battery Problem

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone,
    I am using my old iBook G4, running on Mac OS X 10.4.11 with it's original battery in. It apparently has a full capacity of 52% and has a charge cycle of 277. It lost two percent it, like, 5 minutes and it runs really well, but is the battery one to give up on, keep using with adapter plugged in all the time or just stop the old Book once and for all?

    PS. Runs very well but can be a bit slow at times. Is the 1.2 GHz with 256mb built in RAM. No upgrades, but I am using the charger from a iBook G3,and that is 50 watts.

    Status on battery:
    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 20
    Dynamic Power Step: No
    Reduce Processor Speed: No
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On LAN: Yes
    Wake On Modem Ring: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 1
    Dynamic Power Step: No
    Reduce Processor Speed: No
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On Modem Ring: No
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes

    Battery Information:

    Battery Installed: Yes
    First low level warning: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 3983
    Remaining Capacity (mAh): 2087
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 12301
    Cycle Count: 277

    AC Charger Information:

    AC Charger (Watts): 50
    Connected: Yes
    Charging: No

    Hardware Configuration:

    Clamshell Closed: No
    UPS Installed: No
     
  2. macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    Buy a new battery. The Apple Store still sells them.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    #3
    +1 - If the iBook is still meeting your needs a new battery is a lot cheaper than a new Laptop. (And it keeps another of the older Macs going.... which is always a good thing).
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Keepin' it goin'

    I will. It's good because, typing on it now and is charging ever so slightly... but because I don't take it out of the house, I will keep it on charger for now.
     

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