Is it possible to mod a PC battery into an iBook G3 Clamshell?

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  1. garirry macrumors 68000

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    So, here's the thing. I have an iBook G3 Clamshell that I have in my computer collection. Unfortunately, the battery was dead when I bought it (used). I wanted to replace the battery, but in most websites you can't find them and the only places where you can actually find them, you must buy them for 99$. For me, it's not a necessity to replace the battery, so I don't want to shell out 100$ for a battery for a computer I will probably barely use.

    I wonder, is it possible to take a battery from a laptop PC and somehow mod it to put it in the G3? I have a few laying around (I think), or at least I could get one from useless/broken computers people give me. Do you think it is possible?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    No. Clamshell iBooks take a very uniquely shaped battery. You can purchase a new third party one from Amazon for about $55. Although being in Canada the price may be a bit higher.
     
  3. garirry thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Make sure you purchase one that has a return policy. Sometimes those batteries can die just by sitting around waiting to be sold.
     
  5. garirry thread starter macrumors 68000

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