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Dead iBook battery

Message #1 - Posted 2004/08/05 - Mathias Rongved

I'm on a Tangerine iBook (yeah, I know, don't ask), whose battery seems to have died. The machine works fine withe the power plug connected, but it won't start up if I disconnect the power, and if I remove the plug while I'm using it, it shuts down immediately. Also, the battery indicator is perpetually stuck on 0%. So obviously something's wrong.

I tried reseting the PMU as per Apple's instructions, but I'm not sure if it actually got reset, or if I was just poking around the button. I think maybe I broke it :o

Anyways, is there some other magic thing one can do to revive a dead battery? I've already tried zapping the PRAM.

Mathias Rongved
www.rongved.com

Message #2 - Posted 2004/08/05 - James Meiss

Previously, Mathias Rongved wrote:

I'm on a Tangerine iBook (yeah, I know, don't ask), whose battery seems to have died. The machine works fine withe the power plug connected, but it won't start up if I disconnect the power, and if I remove the plug while I'm using it, it shuts down immediately. Also, the battery indicator is perpetually stuck on 0%. So obviously something's wrong.

I tried reseting the PMU as per Apple's instructions, but I'm not sure if it actually got reset, or if I was just poking around the button. I think maybe I broke it :o

Anyways, is there some other magic thing one can do to revive a dead battery? I've already tried zapping the PRAM.

Have you tried "battery reset"?
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60655>

Message #3 - Posted 2004/08/05 - Mathias Rongved

James Meiss wrote:

Have you tried "battery reset"?
<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60655>

I would, but I don't have OS 9 installed on this machine. It's running Panther, and surprisingly well, too. Guess I'll have to look around for an OS 9 disc.

Mathias Rongved
www.rongved.com

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