PowerBook Batterz Woes

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Tom Keenan, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. Tom Keenan

    Tom Keenan Guest

    I have a 1.33GHz PowerBook G4, about 3 years old, running OS 10.3.9.

    Lately, if I'm not plugged in to AC,
    when the battery level reaches about 20%,
    the whole system just shuts down suddenly without warning.

    I tried resetting the power manager but that seemed to do nothing at all.

    Is it just time to buy a new battery?

    Tom Keenan, Jul 1, 2006
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  2. Tom Keenan

    ZnU Guest

    Try this utility:

    It should tell you what kind of shape your battery is in.
    ZnU, Jul 1, 2006
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  3. Yes, that's a typical symptom of an old battery. If you plan on keeping
    this PowerBook for a while, a new battery would be a worthwhile
    Tom Harrington, Jul 1, 2006
  4. I've bought a couple of batteries from Newer Technology
    (<http://www.newertech.com/>) and been happy with them. I don't know if
    they're the best, but they're certainly as good as they promise to be.
    Tom Harrington, Jul 3, 2006
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