Help: iBook won't recognize battery

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Inspector Lee, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

    Inspector Lee

    Jan 24, 2004
    East Lansing, MI
    iBook G3 800MHz

    My power meter is showing an X and if I click on it, I see "no batteries available."

    This is quite puzzling because I've never had battery issues (or logic board issues) with this iBook. I haven't done any software installs recently or anything. I tried a restart and it still shows an X. I went into Energy Saver to see if anything was out of whack but no luck.

    Even more puzzling is the fact that I'm typing on battery right now.

    Any thoughts or redirects to threads, docs, etc., will be greatly appreciated.
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Might need to have the PRAM or PMU resetted. X usually means it can't tell how much power is left in the battery, which might mean that you have a bad battery.

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