New Battery in Pismo bizzare problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Moo-Boo, Jul 8, 2004.

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    Moo-Boo

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    Greetings my Macintosh faithful,

    Good to be with you once again. I have a PowerBook G3 500 Pismo, which is working magnificently, but the new battery I bought for it seems to be, um, well, almost possessed! I had it for two weeks, it was behaving satisfactorily, but then I noticed that it began to discharge awfully quickly. This went on for a week, then, next thing I know, it refuses to recharge in the PowerBook, even when the machine is asleep! Swapping it to the DVD-ROM slot didn't produce anything positive, either. This battery has a 12 month warranty. I spoke to the reseller and he is baffled too. He has sent my inquiry off to the manufacturer, and I am awaiting what will be an enlightened answer. Nothing so far.

    So, I brought this problem to you, as you are most enlightened and wise.

    What do all of you think? I'd be tempted to take this mystery to Scooby-Doo and Daphne, but, unfortunately, they're fictional characters.

    Thank you once again for indulging me,

    Matt
     
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    Mord

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    what type of battery did you get an apple one or a 3rd party one
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    That's just what the government wants you to think. Meet me under the West Street Bridge, TELL NO ONE.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you got a bad battery. When I was getting a new battery for my own Pismo, I found out that a lot of the batteries out there for the Pismo are actually refurbrished, especially the ones with too-good-to-be-true prices. This is not often readily advertised by the merchant. Your battery's behavior sounds exactly like my old battery when it reached the end of its life. Get a new one.

    Dave
     

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