Powerbook G4 battery dead?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by WRXHokie, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    WRXHokie

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    #1
    I think my battery died, but before I buy a new one i wanted to ask the community here.

    My battery indicator says its at 0% charged and will never go up. The light on the side where you plug the charger into is lit green like its fully charged. When i open up istat pro it tells me the battery is at 75% life and is fully charged, but when i pull out the plug the laptop dies immediately.

    Is my battery dead? If not, is there anything I can do to fix it?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Sounds to me like it's a dead battery for sure..I think you'll probably just have to get a new one.
     
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    WRXHokie

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    I bought a new one by the way... i recommend OWC. Selling batteries that have longer than retail life.
     
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    How is the OWC battery running nowadays? I'm thinking of getting on for my 12".
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Alternatively you could check ebay - just make sure they say it's a new battery in the listing.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    You can check in the system profiler to see what it says about the status of the battery, although it sounds like your battery is a goner. I have had good luck with the replacements from OWC. I'd be careful about the life of one off ebay.
     

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