G3 ibook battery replacement advice?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macky-Mac, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    what's a good source for replacement batteries for a G3 500 iBook? A new one would cost $129 and that seems like too much to pay considering the current value of the old ibook plus the fact that I'll probably replace it sometime in the next 6 to 12 months

    anybody have any luck with used batteries bought off of ebay? any other ideas?
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

    Feb 12, 2005
    You could try a third-party battery, such as these at other world computing.

    I'm sure you could find a used replacement on ebay, although there's no guarantee that the battery will still have decent capacity.
  3. Macky-Mac thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    I'm only getting 20 to 30 min out of my current battery which is really not enough to be practical. If I could get a couple of hours out of a used battery then that would work ok for me. Cant see spending all the cash necessary for a new battery though since I only use the ibook occassionally for travel, especially since its only worth a few hundred dollars anyway

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