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Dummy Batteries? (iBook G4)

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Are there dummy batteries available for the iBook G4 (or other PowerBook/iBook) models?

 

I am presuming the battery in mine is dead.  Doesn't seem to want to charge.  Mind you, I only had the computer on for under ten minutes but still I would think maybe it would have gone from 0% to maybe 1% at least.

 

In any event, seeing as it is a lithium battery anyway, I'd kind of prefer to get rid of it anyway.

 

But, with the battery gone, there goes a foot as well, so it would be off-balance.  So, I'm curious if some kind of dummy battery is available to fill the gap.  If it wasn't lithium, I'd try disassembling it to see if just the outer cover, the part that matches the iBook, could be saved.

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I don't know if an actual dummy battery was ever made for the iceBooks, but I do know that the bottom cover with the foot is just glued on to the battery pack.   I remember having several come across my desk that somehow had that "cover" missing.  If your battery is already stone dead you could give removing that cover a go so you'd at least be able to cover the hole.

 

The other option is picking up an NOS battery.  I've had very good luck with the ones I've purchased and though I haven't bought any from this particular seller, it's eBay and since this one is sold new/sealed you've got the money back guarantee.  I figure ~$18 for an NOS OEM battery is about as good as you're going to find.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143449758025

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Thanks.  I may give it another shot at charging, but these lithium batteries always concern me.

 

I did manage to find a disassembly video on YouTube and it appears the inside of the iBook G4 battery is just six cylindrical batteries.  I've forgotten the battery number, but something like 18xxx, which are also apparently used in some flashlights.

 

Knowing that, I'm more confident in being able to take it apart safely.  Downside is that it has a pair of screws that requires some kind of tri-point screwdriver.  I have a set of these special screwdriver heads for all these screwy shapes but, of course, one that would work for the screws on this battery is not among them.

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