Easy Search [ ? ]
 
* Login   * Register * FAQ    * Search

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: G3 Wallstreet charges one battery, not the other
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:08 am
Posts: 1
PB G3 Wallstreet 233, OS9.1

I have an original Apple battery that still charges normally in either battery bay of the PB, and the PB is able to power up and run from that battery. However, a second, brand new, third-party battery will not charge. The OS recognizes when this battery is installed or removed, but unlike the Apple battery, no "lightning bolt" symbol appears for it when the AC is plugged in.

Based on earlier threads on this forum, I would have guesed the power/charge card had failed or had a faulty contact. HOWEVER, the PB works perfectly well with the older battery, whether charging it or running from it. This leads me to believe that the PB is fine, and something's up with either the third-party battery, or the connection between it and the PB. But that's equally puzzling, as this type of battery worked perfectly well with the PB for nearly a year, and now all of a sudden things are wonky, even with a new replacement.

Again, the Apple battery functions normally in either bay, the other does not.

Any thoughts?

Further info that may help:
- Have done "hard reset" of system to reset PMU -- no effect.
- Have used Battery Reset 2.0 multiple times on the new battery -- no effect.
- The new battery shows absolutely no charge when test button pressed.

A little background:
The third-party battery is a new replacement of a year-old battery that had been working fine for nearly a year. The other day, I let the machine run itself down to practically nothing with both the Apple and third-party batteries installed. I plugged in the AC overnight to charge them, and when I woke it up, I noticed that the third-party battery had not charged at all (but the Apple had). Naturally, I assumed the third-party battery had failed. I was able to get a warranty replacement from the vendor, but alas, the new replacement is behaving in exactly the same way.

Interestingly, after doing a Battery Reset on the older Apple battery (the one that's working), its capacity now reads as approx. 3.5 hours (with the brightness on the lowest setting). Not bad for an old battery!

THANKS for any insights you can offer.

Richard M., Seattle WA


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group