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So for whatever reason, the clamshell's battery has started to work again...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jessica Lares, Mar 30, 2013.

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    Jessica Lares

    As you all who hang out around here know, I have a iBook G3/466 SE. The battery has never worked since I got it, even after replacing it. Well, today I'm happy to say that for whatever reason, it's started to work again after a custom setup of 9.2.2. I took it to my dad in the other room (of course using the handle! :D) who also couldn't believe it.

    What gives?! :p Says I have like 5 hours, but I haven't charged it fully.
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    I know in those days there was a battery reset Utility from Apple to reset the internal battery electronics, I also remember I had something similar on my Pismo, the battery got recognised in 9.2.2 but not in OS X. :confused:
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    Jessica Lares

    I tried to install that update a few weeks ago, but it wouldn't let me because it said I didn't need it. And yeah, the battery doesn't work in Tiger.

    But oh well, I'm just glad it's a mystery solved. Probably boosted the value of the little guy, being that it is an original iBook battery. Let's see how long it lasts though.
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    Jethryn Freyman

    hey, it's Easter Sunday ;)

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