"no batteries available" message

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by anamolous, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. anamolous macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2003

    I'm having a weird problem on my Titatanium (running 10.3.2) that just started the beginning of this week.

    With the battery in the machine, the icon in the menu bar has an "x" in it, and the drop down menu reads "No Batteries available".

    If I pull the battery out and put it back in, the machine suddenly recognizes it, the ac plug turns orange as if charging, but a couple minutes later it drops the battery.

    What's weird is a couple days ago I was able to run on battery for a few hours...with "no batteries available"!

    I have hit the reset button, and also reset the PRAM. Anyone else having this issue? Any ideas?

    My next step is to call Applecare, probably tomorrow.

  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
    Hmmm....I heard about a problem with the original powerbooks where the battery didn't fit properly in the chasis.
  3. langoulant macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2004
    "no batteries available" here either

    I too have the same problem with my PowerBook G4 (800MHz) 10.3.4

    0. Boot and Login with Power Connected
    --> "no batteries available"

    1. Unplug Battery

    2. Plug Battery back in
    --> Power Light goes orange
    --> Battery indicator displays "(Calculating...)"

    ...Long (>30sec) pause....

    --> Battery indicator displays "(Charged)"

    However if I unplug the power cable my machine will immediately power down.

    ioreg reports...

    +-o battery@0 <class AppleMacIODevice, registered, matched, active, busy 0, retain count 7>
    | {
    | "IODeviceMemory" = ()
    | "IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=1145,"Amperage"=1051,"Current"=1145,"Voltage"=16625,"Flags"=838860805})
    | "reg" = <00000000>
    | "name" = <"battery">
    | "device_type" = <"battery">
    | "AAPL,phandle" = <ff95e1d8>
    | }

    Anyone have any solutions?

    p.s. Physically the machine is not moving so I doubt its a problem with a dodgy connection.
  4. titaniumducky macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    Try resetting the PMU. Check Apple's sight for directions for your PB.

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