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Standard User DIOGENES
(member) Fri 01-Jun-12 12:13:56
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Battery for iBook G4 14 inch


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The original battery with iBook G4 14 inch worked well from 2004 to 2009 - 5 years life.
Unimpressed by reports in 2009 of poor experience with Apple replacement batteries at £87, a cheaper non-Apple battery was fitted [ £52 from global-batteries/BatteryGuru ].

This was never as good as the original battery, as it would not charge unless there was activity on the iBook.
But it did work till recently, when with battery showing about 40% full, it would suddenly stop with a black screen, and no computer activity.
When connecting the charger, the battery showed a much lower figure of near 0% full.

So after less than 3 years it is time to get a replacement battery again.
The question is, which supplier?
Apple do not seem to supply replacement batteries for G4 now.

I am thinking of the following with a claimed 3 year warranty.
http://www.battery-supplier.co.uk/category.php?id=16...

Any better suggestions?
I am looking for the longest life battery, not necessarily the cheapest.
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Fri 01-Jun-12 18:01:45
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Re: Battery for iBook G4 14 inch


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We recently got a battery for a macbook on ebay for £20 from:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/zhouxiaolin2010
The battery appears to work fine, It's not an Apple one of course but if only last a coupe of years it's not so bad for £20.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 05-Jun-12 10:30:51
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Re: Battery for iBook G4 14 inch


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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aag/main?ie=UTF8&asin=&is...

Bought a replacement PB G4(aluminium) battery from the above June last year it has performed very well - no complaints - unlike the £85 Apple replacement battery it replaced, which was poor value for money.
Came to about £27,

daveK


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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Jun-12 10:55:40
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Re: Battery for iBook G4 14 inch


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I have a perfectly good battery and charger that you can have for £25 plus p and p if you want it.
Standard User DIOGENES
(member) Tue 05-Jun-12 16:46:32
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Re: Battery for iBook G4 14 inch


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The comments here
http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/anybody-ordered-a-bat...

seem to suggest that using
battery-supplier.co.uk
is not a good idea.
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