"new" battery bad?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by flappinfish, May 18, 2009.

  1. flappinfish macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    I have a 1.2 ppc G4 I Book running system 10.5.6. My battery died quite a while ago and I finally bought a new one last week. I bought the new battery from amazon.com It was billed as a replacement battery, I don't know who makes it. It appears to be exhibiting "bad" battery symptoms. Dieing while still holding a charge (first time @50% 2nd time @25%) and taking the system memory with it. When I received it I just began using it. Is there some proper charging method or something else I should have done to prepare this battery? Or is it just a crappy battery.

  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

    May 5, 2008
    Mainland Europe
    Return it. Even if you're not charging it 'correctly', it shouldn't be displaying the problems you outlined. Amazon are great with taking stuff back, you shouldn't have a problem.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If it's not an Apple OEM battery, you take a crapshoot when buying it.

    See if you can return it to the seller, and take the cash +some extra to the Apple store and buy a proper battery.

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