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iBook battery redux

Message #1 - Posted 2005/12/09 - Richard P. Grant

So we're looking to get Kate's iceBook (G3 500, dual USB) a new battery before going downunner. Any reason to be leery of

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/12/09 - David Kennedy
Message #3 - Posted 2005/12/09 - Richard P. Grant

David Kennedy wrote:

Richard P. Grant wrote:

So we're looking to get Kate's iceBook (G3 500, dual USB) a new battery before going downunner. Any reason to be leery of

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Is the one I've been looking at.

. . . and?

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Message #4 - Posted 2005/12/09 - David Kennedy

Richard P. Grant wrote:

David Kennedy wrote:

Richard P. Grant wrote:

So we're looking to get Kate's iceBook (G3 500, dual USB) a new battery before going downunner. Any reason to be leery of

http://search.stores.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?query=M8433G%2FB&srchdesc=y&sid=196708718&store=Googol+Power&colorid=-1&fp=0&st=2&fsoo=1&fsop=1&submit=Search

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Is the one I've been looking at.

.. . . and?

Been wondering the same as you really. Should I take the plunge and buy it. It seems a good saving over the Apple unit and to pay around 30 to 40% of the machines present value for a new battery seems a little silly.

Only thing is that the battery I want to replace was lasting less than 15 minutes up to the end of November but when I tried it last weekend it lasted 75 minutes - possibly as it had been really flattened and then recharged. Who knows perhaps next time it will be 2 hours...

Message #5 - Posted 2005/12/12 - Richard P. Grant

David Kennedy wrote:

Been wondering the same as you really. Should I take the plunge and buy it. It seems a good saving over the Apple unit and to pay around 30 to 40% of the machines present value for a new battery seems a little silly.

I went ahead and ordered one anyway.

Only thing is that the battery I want to replace was lasting less than 15 minutes up to the end of November but when I tried it last weekend it lasted 75 minutes - possibly as it had been really flattened and then recharged. Who knows perhaps next time it will be 2 hours...

Can't help you there, I'm afraid.

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Message #6 - Posted 2005/12/12 - David Kennedy

On 12/12/05 9:11 am, Richard P. Grant wrote:

David Kennedy wrote:

Been wondering the same as you really. Should I take the plunge and buy it. It seems a good saving over the Apple unit and to pay around 30 to 40% of the machines present value for a new battery seems a little silly.

I went ahead and ordered one anyway.

Progress report please. Let us know how it performs - I'm sure it will be fine though.

Message #7 - Posted 2005/12/14 - Richard P. Grant

David Kennedy wrote:

Progress report please. Let us know how it performs - I'm sure it will be fine though.

Well, it turned up yesterday, which was pretty quick. Had 9% charge and took a fair while with iTunes & pretty patterns on to discharge. seemed to charge quickly (2 - 3 hours) and now it's on the way down again - at least it will be next time K uses it.

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Message #8 - Posted 2005/12/14 - David Kennedy

On 14/12/05 9:05 am, Richard P. Grant wrote:

David Kennedy wrote:

Progress report please. Let us know how it performs - I'm sure it will be fine though.

Well, it turned up yesterday, which was pretty quick. Had 9% charge and took a fair while with iTunes & pretty patterns on to discharge. seemed to charge quickly (2 - 3 hours) and now it's on the way down again - at least it will be next time K uses it.

So it seems promising then I'm sure it will do the job nicely.

Quality product ?

Message #9 - Posted 2005/12/15 - Richard P. Grant

David Kennedy wrote:

So it seems promising then I'm sure it will do the job nicely.

Quality product ?

Ask me in a year!

Looks good so far, anyways.

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Message #10 - Posted 2005/12/15 - David Kennedy

On 15/12/05 8:57 am, Richard P. Grant wrote:

David Kennedy wrote:

So it seems promising then I'm sure it will do the job nicely.

Quality product ?

Ask me in a year!

Looks good so far, anyways.

You'll have forgotten all about technology in a year.......

Message #11 - Posted 2005/12/16 - Richard P. Grant

Richard P. Grant wrote:

David Kennedy wrote:

So it seems promising then I'm sure it will do the job nicely.

Quality product ?

Ask me in a year!

Looks good so far, anyways.

Hah. And last night, about 23:00, the jack came away from the charger lead. Did a bodge soldering job so it's usable, and ordered a replacement from ebay.

At least all this is going wrong before we fly!

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Message #12 - Posted 2005/12/16 - David Kennedy

On 16/12/05 11:43 am, Richard P. Grant wrote:

Hah. And last night, about 23:00, the jack came away from the charger lead. Did a bodge soldering job so it's usable, and ordered a replacement from ebay.

That connector is a real pain. It's so easy to find that it has come lose or been squashed. There must be a better one they could use.

At least all this is going wrong before we fly!

True. I went for the Macally the last time I replaced one. Just over 30 quid IIRC and it has a cute purple light on it. Doesn't look as cool mind.

Message #13 - Posted 2005/12/20 - Richard P. Grant

Richard P. Grant wrote:

Hah. And last night, about 23:00, the jack came away from the charger lead. Did a bodge soldering job so it's usable, and ordered a replacement from ebay.

Which arrived bloody quickly and works!

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