Battery for PowerBook G3 Pismo

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  1. bavbavis macrumors newbie

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    I have just bought a lovely G3 Pismo from eBay, but the battery is toast! I am in the UK and have been trawling the web and eBay for a battery. No luck so far. Does anyone know where I can get either an original (unlikely) or good replacement battery in the UK?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    There are ways to take apart the dead battery and just make your own with fresh batteries... check youtube and google around for it.
     
  3. MikeatOSX macrumors regular

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    Newertech and VHBW sold Pismo batteries - I bought one VHBW from Amazon two years ago.
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Not an option in the UK, however.

    For the OP, setting up a search alert in eBay is your best bet. There was a seller in Germany with plenty a while back but I haven't looked recently. Economically, it isn't worth paying through the nose for up to 2hrs of battery life tbh.
     
  5. MikeatOSX macrumors regular

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    I bought my Pismo battery from the seller in Germany, two years ago.
     
  6. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Looks like only Wallstreet batteries available now but I still think Germany is the best bet for now. Otherwise, OP can also bookmark thebookyard.com for a UK source of legacy Mac spare parts but he shouldn't expect eBay prices or availability.
     
  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    There were some NOS ones on Ebay a few months back. From my experience, they give an honest 4-5 hour battery life, and the seller backed them up with a warranty.

    About the best you can do is be patient and hope someone puts something like that up again. I stocked up on batteries from that seller.
     
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