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5th October 2005, 08:28 PM
I recently sold my iBook G3 500Mhz to someone. When I owned it, the battery had a life of around 1.5 hours.

Now she claims the battery wont charge. She connects the AC adaptor, and it turns orange to indicate charging, but the battery level stays at 0%. If she removes the AC power, it just dies. She says when she presses the button on the battery, 1 LED lights up.

Any idea whats up with it?

Johnny Appleseed
5th October 2005, 09:18 PM
From my experience with my PowerBook, batteries can die suddenly. Usual life is 2-3 years. How long did you have it?

5th October 2005, 09:36 PM
Try resetting the Power Management Unit (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449)

Could be a lot of reasons also, everything from a faulty adapter that powers the laptop but not the batt, or a software update affecting it. Do a few test runs on other portables.

5th October 2005, 10:28 PM
Thanks spy. That worked for her :thumbup: