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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
    I am going to get a powerbook G4 aluminum 15" 1.5GHz that the charger has sopped working on and has a dead battery and the only thing I have is a good ibook g3 battery (from a 600MHz 12 in.). these batteries look almost identical and the voltage is the same (10.8v) Do you think it will work just to test it?
    I really hope so because otherwise I will not know if it works or not!

    -Eddie

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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    I seriously doubt it. For starters...Apple is almost always changing things:

    - footprint/shape of the battery
    - power requirements of the laptop
    - different closures
    - different insertion methods
    - AND...the iBook G3 (either the earlier "Clamshell" version or the white iBook version)...will have a plastic backing...and the Powerbook G4 will have an aluminum backing (thus almost guaranteeing it will be different)

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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    You would be better off with a new charger, should be $20 or less
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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    You would be better off with a new charger, should be $20 or less
    I know I would be better off with a good charger, but I am going to get it today so this is more of a last resort.

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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Familyguy9877 View Post
    I know I would be better off with a good charger, but I am going to get it today so this is more of a last resort.
    There could be a long shot possibility (depending on the models) that the charger from your G3 iBook (assuming it's one of the white ones) could fit the Powerbook G4...at least for testing purposes.

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    There could be a long shot possibility (depending on the models) that the charger from your G3 iBook (assuming it's one of the white ones) could fit the Powerbook G4...at least for testing purposes.

    - Nick

    Thats the part I'm really ****** about because I left that at school!!! (long story) but i cannot get it until monday and I NEED IT TODAY. AHHHHH!

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    Will an iBook G3 battery work in an aluminum PowerBook G4?
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    I highly doubt that it will work. Seeing as your PowerBook is a 15" and your iBook is a 12" the batteries are most likely different sizes.
    -Evan

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