powerbook g4 is dying on me - battery?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by flat6, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2004
    My PowerBook G4 is hurtin, right now I can only run it off the power adapter, not off the battery. There's no battery LEDs lighting up on the back. It's refusing to charge apparently. When it's running (say, in OS X) and I unplug the power cord, it immediately shuts off.

    I've installed coconutBattery on it and it says...

    Current Battery Charge: 0 mAh (0%)
    Maximum Battery Charge: 2745 mAh

    Current Battery Capacity: 2745 mAh (62%)
    Original Battery Capacity: 4400 mAh

    Battery-Loadcycles: 305
    Age of your Mac: 52 Months
    Charger connected: Yes
    Battery is charging: No

    So, it's the battery? Any easy fix beside getting a new battery? What's the best place to get one?

    Thanks :apple:

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