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PB520c Battery Question

Message #1 - Posted 2003/07/11 - ElKeyboard

Hello. My PB520c says the battery is charging, then later gives me the full battery symbol in the toolbar. However, as soon as I pull the AC cable, the unit displays the reserve power warning and the computer turns off. Is the battery dead? Is my AC adapter faulty? Why does the display read battery charged?
Thanks,
Brian

Message #2 - Posted 2003/07/11 - Lewin A.R.W. Edwards

Hello. My PB520c says the battery is charging, then later gives me the full battery symbol in the toolbar. However, as soon as I pull the AC cable, the

This usually indicates a shorted cell in the battery. In the case of the Blackbird, however, you may be running into problems with corrupt battery EEPROM data. The Lind battery control strip (68040 PB5xx series only - won't work with PPC card) can reset some of this info, it's worth a try.

I described how to hack the Lind Control Strip to reset *all* battery date a while ago [95? 96? :)], search google for "lewin powerbook lind resedit" and you should find it.

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