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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2008
    iBook G4 won´t charge new battery
    hi all
    I just replaced my battery few days ago for a brand new from the battery exchange program....the battery is new 100% ..0 charge cicles...
    but it is stuck on 16% i can´t charge the battery only discharge, the laptop is working well without the battery (only ac)

    i got a screenshot of the problem

    it says
    charger connected:yes
    battery is charging :no
    the laptop shows the battery icon "charged" instead of the "charging" icon.... so it thinks it is charged at 16%
    also it says my mac is 24453 months old

    btw my hardware is

    iBook G4 12" 800 mhz
    640mb ddr 2100
    Mac OS X tiger 10.4.11
    30 gb HDD
    ati radeon 9200 32mb
    wifi Zydas a.b.g

    is this a dc in board or logic board issue

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 02, 2006
    You might need to calibrate the new battery. Information on how to do that can be found here:

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2008
    did it...! im at 0% and no charging at all..!!!!

  4. #4

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    Member Since
    Mar 03, 2008
    Annapolis, MD
    Macbook, 2.2 GHz, 4GB RAM
    Take the battery out and replace it. Does that make any difference?

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2008
    hmmm no .......same thing .....not charging only discharging.....
    when i had my original charger ..the one with the light on the plug it used to go from green to amber to no light at all.....and the laptop was runing
    now im using an alternative charger i have a 65w charger.......but i had the problem with the original charger to!

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