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Lombard battery and OS X (was Re: Lombard hard drive upgrade

Message #1 - Posted 2006/10/14 - H.B. Elkins

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:28:32 -0400, Salamander wrote:

Now the only problem is that the battery status box had an "X" in it showing "no battery" even though the battery is physically present.

I have an old Lombard with the stock 6 GB drive in it, and if I put a larger drive in it I know it would be a serviceable machine for several things.

However, when I installed OS X (can't remember which version but I think it was 10.3), OS X did not see and would not charge the battery. The thing will not run under battery power under OS X at all. However, the battery charges fine and the computer will run on battery power under 9.2.2 which was already installed. What gives with that?

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Message #2 - Posted 2006/10/15 - John Johnson

Previously, H.B. Elkins wrote:

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:28:32 -0400, Salamander wrote:

Now the only problem is that the battery status box had an "X" in it showing "no battery" even though the battery is physically present.

I have an old Lombard with the stock 6 GB drive in it, and if I put a larger drive in it I know it would be a serviceable machine for several things.

However, when I installed OS X (can't remember which version but I think it was
10.3), OS X did not see and would not charge the battery. The thing will not run
under battery power under OS X at all. However, the battery charges fine and the
computer will run on battery power under 9.2.2 which was already installed. What
gives with that?

You reset the PMU and all that stuff?

Later,
John

johajohn@indianahoosiers.edu

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Message #3 - Posted 2006/10/15 - Clark Martin

Previously, H.B. Elkins wrote:

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:28:32 -0400, Salamander wrote:

Now the only problem is that the battery status box had an "X" in it showing "no battery" even though the battery is physically present.

I have an old Lombard with the stock 6 GB drive in it, and if I put a larger drive in it I know it would be a serviceable machine for several things.

However, when I installed OS X (can't remember which version but I think it was
10.3), OS X did not see and would not charge the battery. The thing will not run
under battery power under OS X at all. However, the battery charges fine and the
computer will run on battery power under 9.2.2 which was already installed. What
gives with that?

Make sure to run all the OS updates to bring it up to 10.3.9. IIRC there was a problem with some version of OS X that had charging problems on some Macs. Later updates cured it.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

"I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"

Message #4 - Posted 2006/10/26 - H.B. Elkins

On Sun, 15 Oct 2006 03:20:56 GMT, John Johnson wrote:

You reset the PMU and all that stuff?

10-4, didn't help.

The other post about upgrading the system might help, but I have to use a specific lower version of the OS in order to make use of my USB wi-fi dongle. The DLink dongle is not compatible with system versions above 10.x.3, I think.

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