Should I replace my battery?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CountMaxMore, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. CountMaxMore macrumors member

    CountMaxMore

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    Hi, I've been running my Powerbook for a number of years now and I feel as if the battery is starting to have it.... (I am going to include a coconut battery pic) Do you think a new battery will dramatically increase the battery life? or is it not worth buying a new one at this point?
     

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  2. jrsx macrumors 65816

    jrsx

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    I replaced my 12" PB G4's battery about a month before I sold it with a $30 china one. It worked well, held about a 3 hour charge while I had it. Idk how it is now, but if you do replace your battery, don't expect too much out of it.
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    Your Mac is 24,533 months old :eek: That means your Mac is 2,044 years old :eek: WOW
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Unless the battery is showing symptoms of bad cells, I would just run it until you hit about 50% capacity.
     
  5. Xernicus macrumors member

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    I'd say a battery replacement probably isn't needed with only 37 cycles on it. And with 75% charge capacity for it's age, that isn't bad at all.

    What you can do is stick the battery in your freezer (in a Ziploc bag) for three days, defrost it on a heater (low heat), dry it, and then return it to it's normal operation. I've done this to salvage laptop batteries in the past, though I have not used it on working batteries, only ones that refused to take a charge after sitting.
     

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