new PowerBook battery only charges to 46%

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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?

    Thanks
     
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    alphaod

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    #2
    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.
     
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    e12a

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    where did you get this new battery? Apple no longer produces batteries for TiBooks, unless it was some old stock lying around..
     
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    Finlandboy

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    #4
    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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