I have an older MacBook I use when travelling (four or five times a year), and then the odd occasion when I am away from my office desktop. The battery on the MacBook died a few months ago, and I am guessing partially because I haven't been using it frequently enough. I am hesitant to replace the battery, figuring the same thing will happen again, is that right? Is there a downside to not having a working battery on the computer itself? And lastly, is there a problem with leaving the dead battery in the computer?
posted by nanook
on Feb 15, 2013 -
How do I buy a non-Apple battery for my 2008-era Macbook Pro and ensure it's the right one? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Jun 27, 2011 -
I fell asleep a few nights in a row with my Macbook running on battery. I never did this before and now the laptop crashes erratically whenever running on battery, even when mostly at full charge.
I assume the events are related, and that this may be analogous to driving your car until it runs out of gas: bad for the car.
Advice? Did I ruin my battery? Is there a fix I'm overlooking?
posted by dgaicun
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Powerbook G4-- not charging, plus intermittent high pitched buzzing noise, which stops when charger is removed. Still running when plugged in, but battery reads 0%. I'm hoping it's the charger, and not the battery-- anyone recognize this problem? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe
on Sep 10, 2010 -
iBook G4 battery is out of juice. Computer won't start up... even when AC adapter is plugged in. Is there something else going on? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I want to run Folding@Home on my MacBook Pro, but I want it to only fold while plugged in. Is there a way I can do this? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Mar 24, 2008 -
The tip (inside stem) of my power adapter broke off in my wife's computer (White iBook G4). Thus, its unable to recharge. How do I get it out? What are these parts called so I can look it up at an appropriate place? [more inside]
posted by GPF
on Apr 24, 2007 -
Is there a way to reuse an apple powerbook g4 battery to power a macbook pro? I know that it doesn't fit, but I'm hoping there is some kind of external pack that can accept and charge a powerbook battery but which can power a macbook pro. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jwiener
on Apr 5, 2007 -
Help solve two G4 Powerbooks' battery problems! (One wakes up from sleep and depletes itself to death, one can't estimate time remaining accurately and goes to sleep when battery isn't empty) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Dec 4, 2005 -
On Good Friday, I came to the sorrowful realisation that the battery in my 12" PowerBook was kaput. How can I make it rise again? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo
on Mar 29, 2005 -