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Battery Removal Trouble on Powerbook G3 Pismo

Message #1 - Posted 2005/04/25 - jenyangelbaby

I just purchased a Powerbook G3 from my job and the battery is dead and stuck inside the slot. I'm a new comer to the Mac notebook computer world and am a little aprehensive about handling it as I would a PC. Can anyone give me any suggestions on how I could safely remove the battery so that I can have it replaced? Thank you for your help.

Message #2 - Posted 2005/04/25 - John Johnson

Previously, jenyangelbaby@aol.com wrote:

I just purchased a Powerbook G3 from my job and the battery is dead and stuck inside the slot. I'm a new comer to the Mac notebook computer world and am a little aprehensive about handling it as I would a PC. Can anyone give me any suggestions on how I could safely remove the battery so that I can have it replaced? Thank you for your help.

Can you be more specific about what 'stuck inside the slot' means? Can you move the ejection lever (on the lower front of the case, the lever rotates towards the center of the unit, horizontally) at all? Does it move and encounter resistance or does it just flop around?

Worst case, you might have to open the machine up to get the battery out. If you can tell us about your technical aptitude (e.g. do small screws violently flee from your person?) that gives us a better idea about what advice is going to fly. Oh yeah, did you get the owner/user manual with it? If not, get it from Apple's website and see whether it's got anything enlightening to say about the subject.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=50017 Yours is the last on one the page, Apple part no. 034-0930

Oh yeah, if you haven't already, check the archives of this group for suggestions on how to (possibly) 'recalibrate' your battery (Peter Renzland has posted on this subject), who makes replacements, how to rebuild (and the hazards of attempting to do so) your battery yourself, etc. I've posted on many Pismo-related subjects, having been an owner for several years before its CPU failed, so that might help to narrow down your searches. HTH

Later.
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Message #3 - Posted 2005/04/25 - jenybean

Thank you so very much! I started looking around the computer and actually found the release lever (I'm so new to this and don't have the user manual).
It's finally out. Again, thank you so much for the quick response.

Message #4 - Posted 2005/04/26 - John Johnson

Previously, jenybean wrote:

Thank you so very much! I started looking around the computer and actually found the release lever (I'm so new to this and don't have the user manual).
It's finally out. Again, thank you so much for the quick response.

Were you able to download the manual from the link that I gave in my previous post?

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Message #5 - Posted 2005/04/26 - jenybean

Yes I did. Thanks. It was very helpful and I just added 512MB RAM to it thanks to the instructions.

Message #6 - Posted 2005/04/27 - John Johnson

Previously, jenybean wrote:

Yes I did. Thanks. It was very helpful and I just added 512MB RAM to it thanks to the instructions.

You're well on your way, then. You've got a really great machine there, IMO one of Apple's best ever. I hope you enjoy it! :-D

Later.
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