Strange ibook battery problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Frus001, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Frus001 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2010
    I just bought a 14" 1.0 Ghz iBook G4 second hand. The battery behaves erratically:

    If plugged in, the computer will die when unplugged. You can then restart it on battery power and it will run for about an hour-hour and a half. Also, the battery always indicates full charge i.e. 98,99, or 100% and then just either dies or goes straight to 1%.

    Any ideas as top what could be going on? Ive tried resetting both the PRAM and PMU, with no change.

    Battery Information:

    Charge Information:
    Charge remaining (mAh): 63111
    Charging: No
    Full charge capacity (mAh): 64656
    Health Information:
    Cycle count: 200
    Condition: Good
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 15473
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006

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