iBook battery dying...

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?
Andy Hewitt wrote on :

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

David Kennedy replied on :

On 3/9/08 19:22, Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

Same problem here...

I've been looking at these people

http://www.ipodstop.co.uk/mainwebsite_html/

Andy Hewitt replied on :

David Kennedy davidkennedy@redacted.invalid wrote:

On 3/9/08 19:22, Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

Same problem here...

I've been looking at these people

http://www.ipodstop.co.uk/mainwebsite_html/

iBook, not iPod!

David Kennedy replied on :

On 3/9/08 19:34, Andy Hewitt wrote:

David Kennedy davidkennedy@redacted.invalid wrote:

On 3/9/08 19:22, Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

Same problem here...

I've been looking at these people

http://www.ipodstop.co.uk/mainwebsite_html/

iBook, not iPod!

Ooops...

try this

http://www.battery-laptop.co.uk/apple.html

Andy Hewitt replied on :

David Kennedy davidkennedy@redacted.invalid wrote:

iBook, not iPod!

Ooops...

try this

http://www.battery-laptop.co.uk/apple.html

Ooh, thanks, 34 ain't too shabby - it's less than some s/h ones on eBay.

Clive Sinclair replied on :

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

TWO years. Lucky you, my MBP battery started dying after 6 months (75% capacity).

Local Apple store replaced without hesitation. But even the replacement is showing the first signs of dropping capacity :-(

Woody replied on :

Clive Sinclair clive@redacted.invalid wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

TWO years. Lucky you, my MBP battery started dying after 6 months (75% capacity).

The macbook one barely made 14 months, but the MBP one is still good after 15. The power supply has been replaced though (umm.. and the motherboard now I think of it).

Andy Hewitt replied on :

Clive Sinclair clive@redacted.invalid wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

TWO years. Lucky you, my MBP battery started dying after 6 months (75% capacity).

Local Apple store replaced without hesitation. But even the replacement is showing the first signs of dropping capacity :-(

Bum, I didn't get Applecare with this one either (although the only machines I did get AC with, failed outside the warranty anyway).

I've found a little utility that shows it's on the way out - original storage 4400mAh, current storage is about 1100mAh :-(

zoara replied on :

Clive Sinclair clive@redacted.invalid wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Just over two years old as well :-(

I'm pretty sure it's dead anyway, I'm just trying a calibration, but it's flattening at the rate of about 1% charge every minute or so. I'll see how it does after the calibration, but I'm not too hopeful.

If it does, any ideas where the best (i.e. cheapest) place to get one?

TWO years. Lucky you, my MBP battery started dying after 6 months (75% capacity).

I think that there was a problem with some of the MBP batteries. I had the same issue [1] and dug around to find Apple was doing a recall.

Local Apple store replaced without hesitation.

I did it by post.

But even the replacement is showing the first signs of dropping capacity :-(

Hmm. Get coconutBattery onto it or something. Apple do listen to the test values it produces.

    -zoara-

[1] Like anyone is surprised I suffered a published problem with Apple kit. I'm the Apple Quality Control equivalent of Douglas Adams's rain god character.