Powerbook Battery Latch Broken

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Epsilon88, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    I just purchased a 2005 Powerbook G4 12" and ordered a new battery. Unfortunately, when I stick a coin into the battery release latch on the underside of the computer, it just keeps turning around without ever releasing the battery. Therefore I'm guessing it's broken, and the battery is stuck in there.

    What do I do now? Can I take it to a Genius bar?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Genius bar may or may not help with that model, I think most of the PowerBook's are too old, but if you've got one close by, it can't hurt to ask.

    You may be able to pry the little coin slot thing out of there, and then work the latch manually. A small flat-blade could probably do it. You won't be able to put it back on, though, so you'd have to decide if that's worth it.


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