iBook Battery After a Year

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  1. 11colmil macrumors member

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    Hello. I have a battery from an iBook G3 that has not been used in over a year. It has been sitting in my closet because my iBook died due to the dreaded graphics card problem. My buddy has an iBook G3 and I was wondering if the battery would hold charge after sitting for a year. The last time I used it, it could hold about 2 1/2 hours.
     
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    Should, probably will be degraded performance. Apple had a whole procedure for how to store the batteries for those computers which I guess you didn't follow.

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    Thank you. I did not expect to leave it out, it got forgotten in my closet.
     
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    As long as both iBooks are the same size 12" or 14", the battery is interchangeable. Only way to find out if the battery works is to try it out. But like already mentioned, it will probably be severely degraded and who knows, it could last 5 minutes or 3 hours. Just try it and find out.
     

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