I've got a WallStreet that's giving me battery problems. When it's booted up and plugged in, it won't recognize a battery in it unless you eject the battery then snap it back in. Then after a few minutes it forgets it's there. I've got two batteries and it does the same with both of them. One of them shows a full charge before it disappears, and the other shows no charge; I left it in & plugged in overnight and it still shows no charge when it is recognized. It does the same thing if the battery is placed in the left or right expansion bay. I've reset the PMU according to the instructions on Apple's support site, but no joy.
The computer is new to me, and the previous owner hadn't used it for quite some time, so I'm not sure if the problem is new too or not. The hard drive was next to dead when I got it so I put a new one in it -- and added some RAM -- & did a fresh install of 9.2.2. I did the install from one of the gray G4 tower install disks; might there be some resource that wasn't installed? Everything else seems to work fine, even the DVD PC card & DVD drive worked without having to add anything.
Has anyone else had anything like this happen with a WallStreet (or any other PowerBook)? Any suggestions?