So Ive spent part of the afternoon playing with a few old, mostly dead Pismos (my favorite Mac ever) in the garage to see if I could cobble together a good, working machine. I think that mission was accomplished, at least mostly -- one now boots up and usually works well but occasionally gets cranky at startup. But that's not what made me giddy. I also discovered that the G4/550 card I thought I killed a few months ago is still mostly alive -- it seems cranky about being socketed, but once it is, it works (I'm using it now). Alas, the L2 cache is dead, but other than that the card works when I thought it was toast. (I also found a Pismo carcass with a working fan, which is needed badly by the G4.) But even all *that* isn't what made me giddy. In my spare parts and mostly dead Pismos box I had two dead batteries -- one a 6600 mAh OWC aftermarket battery (its death was largely my fault); the other an original Apple Pismo battery. I messed with them just for the heck of it. Both looked dead, inserted into the resurrected Pismo with the mostly resurrected G4 upgrade. Tiger showed 0% on both batteries, neither charging. Yep, dead. But suddenly, after maybe 10 minutes of use, the Apple battery icon changed to charging, and the 0% turned to 1%. I launched Coconut battery. It said the battery was charging (still is, up to 56%) and had a full capacity of 2344 mAh. That's a little more than half the original capacity and maybe 90 minutes of use, but still... given how hard is to find Pismo batteries working AT ALL, especially original Apple branded ones, well, it made my day. I've never seen a battery do that before, and I'm really glad it happened to a Pismo battery. This battery will henceforth be known as Lazarus.