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G3 iBook battery

Message #1 - Posted 2005/04/26 - Richard P. Grant

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook batteries?

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/04/26 - Jim

Previously, Richard P. Grant wrote:

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook batteries?

Can't say for sure, but <http://www.macheaven.co.uk> are worth a look. I've bought from them before and they're pretty good.

Jim

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/04/27 - Taliesin2

On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 07:29:36 -0400, Richard P. Grant wrote (in a previous article):

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook batteries?

Have you tried the Apple web site? Either http://www.apple.com/ or maybe http://www.apple.co.uk/ ???

Message #4 - Posted 2005/04/27 - Stuart Bell

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook batteries?

Came across this last night:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=91355&item=6763 841264&tc=photo

Stuart

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Message #5 - Posted 2005/05/01 - Charles Kooij

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook batteries?

If you don't mind buying from the US, there is PBFixit, at:

http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/catalog/category_17_Batteries_page_1.html

They're asking 99 dollars US, which, looking at the rate of exchange, is really exceptionally cheap.

ck

Message #6 - Posted 2005/05/04 - Richard P. Grant

Charles Kooij wrote:

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook batteries?

If you don't mind buying from the US, there is PBFixit, at:

http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/catalog/category_17_Batteries_page_1.html

They're asking 99 dollars US, which, looking at the rate of exchange, is really exceptionally cheap.

And out of stock.

Is that a permanent SoA?

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Message #7 - Posted 2005/05/04 - Charles Kooij

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Charles Kooij wrote:

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Any suggestions for a good place to get replacement white G3 iBook

batteries?

If you don't mind buying from the US, there is PBFixit, at:

http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/catalog/category_17_Batteries_page_1.html

They're asking 99 dollars US, which, looking at the rate of exchange, is really exceptionally cheap.

And out of stock.

Typical. They had two left when i checked last.

Is that a permanent SoA?

As Apple sold quite a few of the G3 iBooks, and, IIRC (though correct me if I'm wrong) the batteries are interchangable with those of the G4 version I'm sure they'll dig some more out.

Of course, if you were feeling very brave you could re-cell your existing battery. But you'll probably have to resort to duct tape...

Message #8 - Posted 2005/05/05 - Richard P. Grant

Charles Kooij wrote:

Of course, if you were feeling very brave you could re-cell your existing battery. But you'll probably have to resort to duct tape...

. . . do go on.

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Message #9 - Posted 2005/05/05 - Charles Kooij

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Charles Kooij wrote:

Of course, if you were feeling very brave you could re-cell your existing battery. But you'll probably have to resort to duct tape...

. . . do go on.

Well, as long as the battery's System Management Bus (SMBus) circuit is still alive (you can tell if the battery still holds any charge and your iBook actually gives you a warning that it is about to die) then you'll be able to replace the Li-Ion cells.

IIRC, the iBook's battery contains 6 3.7 volt cells, sourced from both Sony and Matshushita. Depending on which iBook you have they're 1400mAh, or maybe more, and the code is either CGR18650 or US18650 (same battery, depends on supplier). Should cost you a couple of quid per cell. The batteries connect in series, so a simple wiring job.

That said, the electronics in Li-Ion batteries are pretty complex and have been known to spontaneously not work when you rebuild the batteries things, especially if you're tempted to put in more powerful batteries. And be careful in putting the whole lot together exactly right, as a burnt out iBook is likely to offend...

ck

Message #10 - Posted 2005/05/05 - Francis Knight

Charles Kooij wrote:

Of course, if you were feeling very brave you could re-cell your existing battery.

I could be wrong, but that will wreck the OP's warranty, unless of course he is an authorised re-celler.

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Message #11 - Posted 2005/05/06 - Charles Kooij

Francis Knight wrote:

Charles Kooij wrote:

Of course, if you were feeling very brave you could re-cell your existing battery.

I could be wrong, but that will wreck the OP's warranty, unless of course he is an authorised re-celler.

Assuming he has one. ISTR that RPG got his iBook quite some time ago.

But you have a good point.

ck

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