Hardware: 300MHz iBook (camshell)
Software: Machine had X.2.8 but I erased it off (not reformatting) and did a clean install of 9.2.2. Did this to preserve some file already on the machine for which a reinstall/backup is not possible at this time. Machine runs stable and thins it is a simple Classic machine. Point here is that I have firmware and OF beyond the original installed firmware and OF.
Issue: Battery has been recently replaced with a new one. Initial charging of the battery went well. Held charge for over 4 hours. Recharged, listened to a CD for about 5 hours (screen and HD were sleeping), recharged partway and then went to go download a needed app from a public wifi site. While roaming and wireless, I tried to reformat a USB drive (only 64MB - shut up. it was free) that I had used with this machine before. the drive is not being recognized and this caused Disk First Aid to crash hang while attempting to reformat. Of coure I mashed that little reset button by the hinge and rebooted. The machine went into OF right away. Being well trained, I reset the nv-ram and then did a reset-all. Machine seemed to work fine and I continued to browse the web and use my remaining battery life (appx 1 hour). Later that night, I went to plug in and recharge. Next morning, the battery had not charged, nor has it taken any charge on in the past three days of trying.
I know this is a good battery (these things do not 'just die' like that. I suspect that something has gone wrong when and the OS in not allowing it to charge.
Other Symptoms: When the battery is installed, the Mac sees it and tells me the remaining life it was (which is next to nothing). When it is not plugged into the charger, it tells me I have about 10 - 40 minutes (depends on task at the moment) and no bars. When it is plugged in, it shows the battery icon with a plug overlayed, not the battery icon with the lightening bolt (indicating charging). When the plug is in, the socket is always ever green (machine on or off) and never orange (indicating charging).
Anyone got any ideas?