bti battery in clamshell ibook

have a new bti battery in my ibook clamshell running Panther, it does not charge properly, starts to charge then stops
S.Tos wrote on :

have a new bti battery in my ibook clamshell running Panther, it does not charge properly, starts to charge then stops, the original Apple battery will charge properly but is old and only gives an hour or so time

anything I can try to fix this, zapped pram, no go, have not reset P.Manager as the other battery charges ok

thanks

Phyllis Evans replied on :

In article BC249D21.2ACAC%gheron@redacted.invalid, S.Tos gheron@redacted.invalid wrote:

have a new bti battery in my ibook clamshell running Panther, it does not charge properly, starts to charge then stops, the original Apple battery will charge properly but is old and only gives an hour or so time

anything I can try to fix this, zapped pram, no go, have not reset P.Manager as the other battery charges ok

thanks

Ive had bad luck with BTI batteries. See if you can get a legitimate Apple battery from the Apple store.

DaveC replied on :

On Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:29:43 -0800, Phyllis Evans wrote (in message 090120041530229992%pmevans@redacted.invalid):

In article BC249D21.2ACAC%gheron@redacted.invalid, S.Tos gheron@redacted.invalid wrote:

have a new bti battery in my ibook clamshell running Panther, it does not charge properly, starts to charge then stops, the original Apple battery will charge properly but is old and only gives an hour or so time

anything I can try to fix this, zapped pram, no go, have not reset P.Manager as the other battery charges ok

Ive had bad luck with BTI batteries. See if you can get a legitimate Apple battery from the Apple store.

I've heard good things about Madson Line batteries. Supposed greater capacity than original.

http://www.madsonline.com/

Barry Twycross replied on :

In article BC249D21.2ACAC%gheron@redacted.invalid, S.Tos gheron@redacted.invalid wrote:

have a new bti battery in my ibook clamshell running Panther, it does not charge properly, starts to charge then stops, the original Apple battery will charge properly but is old and only gives an hour or so time

anything I can try to fix this, zapped pram, no go, have not reset P.Manager as the other battery charges ok

I've had 2 BTI batteries go bad in my wife's iBook. If I could find the receipts I'd send them back to BTI, they're supposed to have a 1 year warranty. (But of course I can't find the receipt.)