iBook G4 charge battery but only run on AC adapter

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JakeM3tz, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 74w NewerTech battery about 3 weeks ago but I don't think that is the problem....

    I can run my iBook off of the AC adapter fine but when I unplug it it automatically shuts off as if there is no battery in it. It shows that the battery is charging and everything in the menubar but when I unplug it, it will shut off. This just happened today and earlier today I was working on it with the battery working fine. I also switched out to the old stock battery and it does the same thing. I think it has to be hardware related. I have reset the PMU and PRAM/NVRAM and it didn't help. Also when I started the computer back up it said that my clock was reset. Feedback is much appreciated.

    iBook G4 14" Mac OS X (10.4.10) NewerTech 74w Battery, 1.5gb ram
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Did you have this issue before you used the non apple battery? Make sure your battery contacts are clean.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I never had this issue. This battery worked very well for a few weeks but then this problem happened.

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    ibook only runs on dc, battery in good health, and charging

    i have exactly the same problem. Could it be a logic board or dc board issue?
    mine will just die if i pull out the power cord
     

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