Sudden battery death

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Sudden battery death

just what the title says. I have an ibook 366 with a battery i got brand new about a year ago. It worked fine holing about 2.5 hours charge. I left the ibook on plugged in downloading something for about 3 days straight. when the download was done, i restarted. After that restart the battery charges to 1% and shows the little plug icon that says it is completely charged. i unplug it and it only works for about 3 min. i try again and the same thing happens. i reset the PRAM and powermanager, also put a clean install of OS 10.3 on and it still has this problem. is there a battery recondition app out there i can use? anyone know what to do?

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I had the same thing happen w/ the iBook 900MHz

what happened is that the "Smart" circutry is confused... If there is some way to reset it you can... I will get back to you on this and will do some research as how to do it...

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Try this:

on Start chime: Hold down: "Command + Alt + O+ F "and boot into Open Firmware and type "reset-nvram", followed by "reset-all"

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didn't help :cry:

didn't help :cry:

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Battery Reset . . .

supports the clamshell iBooks:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60655

coius' nvram reset suggestion is also good.

dan k

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