I would like some more info about my clamshell's battery. I posted on a LEM list a while back, so to summarize:
>>I have a 300MHz Tangerine Clamshell, with a fairly new BTI battery, which held about a 4 hr charge. Now, the laptop will only charge the battery for about 10 minutes, and the capacity only goes up about two percent each time. It is at about 5% now, but it cuts out quite quickly when running off battery power. This is a rather new BTI battery, and previously held ~4 hrs charge. Well, I read it was the DC-In board. But some people informed me it could be a corrupted PMU or just a plain dead battery. Tried the PMU routine many times. No go.
I read on Applefritter to try using BatteryAmnesia to drain the pack. Well, it shows ~5%, and the voltage indicator shows nothing at all. The laptop then cuts out after less than a minute. Well, today, figuring I had nothing to lose, I opened the battery pack. I too a reading of the cells, and they all had some charge. Each pair of cells has about 3.6V, and measuring across the battery reads about 14.6V. I'm assuming the cells are good.
Now, my question, is this a problem with the small circuit board inside the battery, or the laptop itself? What should I do about it?