Strange Ibook Battery Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DEEPfrom1, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. DEEPfrom1 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I just picked up an ibook G4 1.33ghz 14". This is my first mac,and it was basically free. I added a 1gb memory stick, the ibook works great, I added leopard 10.5.8.

    The problem is: When I unplug the ibook, I can use it on the setting "Better energy savgings" for a long time. BUT, the second I switch it to "Better performance" It shuts down and the battery will go from 100% to 1% in the second I switch to the better performance settings. If it is plugged in, I can use the better performance settings no problem.

    Here is the battery info after running the command in terminal.

    "IOBatteryInfo" = ({"Capacity"=62126,"Flags"=4,"AbsoluteMaxCapacity" =4400,"Voltage"=14472,"Current"=61778,"Amperage"=1 8446744073709550564,"Cycle $


    It seems the battery is over its capacity and way over in amperage.

    Should I replace the battery?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yep, the battery capacity is reported wrong, my 2004 iBook now has 12000mAh, which is three times the original capacity. It may run for 20 minutes or so.
    It seems a new battery is needed in your case.
     
  3. DEEPfrom1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast replay. I ordered a new battery.


    Thanks again.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    What battery did you order from where (link)?
     

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