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My friend recently traded in his stereo for what I think is an older iBook SE (firewire), and has found that his battery life under normal usage is about an hour and a half. We've decided the battery is probably a dead one.

Any idea where we could find a new replacement battery, and where is the best price to look?
 

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rs2sensen said:
My friend recently traded in his stereo for what I think is an older iBook SE (firewire), and has found that his battery life under normal usage is about an hour and a half. We've decided the battery is probably a dead one.

Any idea where we could find a new replacement battery, and where is the best price to look?
Your best bet would probably be eBay.

You could also try:

PB Fixit

PowerBook Tech

or

PowerBook Medic

As far as price, your friend would probably be looking somewhere around $75 to $100 for a battery for a Clamshell.
 
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I got one on e-bay only to find out that the battery is not the problem. I reset the powermanager, recharged overnight, the whole nine yards, but it still won't run at all off the battery.

apple says the lithium ion batterys should not fall prey to the memery effect of the nickel batteries of it's really old models.

I think possibly somehting is wrong with my logic board or something else is preventing the unit from working off the battery.

any suggestions on that would be helpful.
 
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Mothgirl said:
I got one on e-bay only to find out that the battery is not the problem. I reset the powermanager, recharged overnight, the whole nine yards, but it still won't run at all off the battery.

apple says the lithium ion batterys should not fall prey to the memery effect of the nickel batteries of it's really old models.

I think possibly somehting is wrong with my logic board or something else is preventing the unit from working off the battery.

any suggestions on that would be helpful.
I know for a fact that the older PB's had a fuse in line with the main battery circuit to prevent damage from a direct short. I've replaced this fuse on several PB's before. It's a very small surface mount fuse with about a 3amp rating.

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