ibook G4 - Is my battery out or did I press the wrong button ??

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  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    It is two weeks now since my ibook's G4 battery decided to "take a vacation" that I hope it comes back from soon.

    On the screen, on the right hand upper corner, I can see an "X" inside the battery sign, as opposed to the little icon of a "plug".

    Perhaps I pressed a command that "voids" battery use, or perhaps my battery is gone (forever) :eek:

    Thank you in advance, kind regards,

    igmolinav
     
  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Apple Menu(in the menubar)|About this Mac|More Info|Power.... battery section... what does it say?

    Does your iBook run on the battery?
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answer.

    I went to the Apple menu. I mention the following:

    Battery installed: No

    It used to be, (before this issue), that I used my ibook plugged in to an electricity source next to my desk. If I wanted to use the ibook anywhere away from my desk, the battery would have supported me. However, I can't do that anymore because the battery is perhaps as the Apple menu suggests, not installed, even though until two weeks ago it was :confused:

    Thank you once again, kind regards,

    igmolinav
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Dead

    battery is dead. Make an appt with a genius and be prepared to buy a new one.
     
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answer. Is it still possible to buy batteries for the ibook G4 ??

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav
     
  6. mbcracken macrumors member

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  7. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Please go ahead at your pleasure:D
    Since I dont usually buy from the, do confirm the warranty!

    P.S.: I dont believe any one gets old, they just gain a ton of experience and grace!:D
     
  8. mbcracken macrumors member

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    So, does that mean there is no difference in the battery, but that Apple has the 90 day warranty vs OWC having a one year warranty? I agree that the OWC has a better warranty program but I was wondering if anyone had any comparative data on the batteries.

    Well, my joints sure have a lot of experience and not much grace left http://images.macrumors.com/vb/images/smilies/frown.gif
     
  9. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Whatever it'll be... Im sure OWC is much better than Apple original!

    And thats one way to look at it! But still.
     
  10. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answers. I thought there was not a chance to get a battery for the ibook anymore.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
  11. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    I get my batteries on ebay. I do a little research, pick a reliable seller - and save some bucks! :)
     
  12. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you again for your answers : ) !!!

    igmolinav
     

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