new PowerBook battery only charges to 46%

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lambing, May 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2007
    I bought a replacement battery for my 15" PB Titanium, and after the initial charge (when it reached 94%), it now only reached 46%.

    I have discarded the preference files that look like they pertain to the battery, but it still only charges to 46%.

    Anything else I need to do/reset/eliminate/change?

  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    You said you got a new battery? Looks of it, your new battery is defective; get a free replacement; just call Apple; they will send you one next day and then you send your defective one back.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    where did you get this new battery? Apple no longer produces batteries for TiBooks, unless it was some old stock lying around..
  4. macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    did u try recalibrateing it, it might help, my new powerbook battery had a similar problem it only charged to 86, but then worked perfectly fine after i calibrated it

    just drain it completely until the comp goes into sleep mode, then let it sit for a few hours (i usually leave it for 4-6 hrs), after that plug it in and charge it to full, it should be fine if not then call apple, good luck

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