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A new way to resuscitate a dead battery
Authored by: nchen on Aug 31, '03 04:36:38AM

Last night my girl friend's iBook went hairwired. The battery simply would not charge and there was this single L.E.D at the battery that simply would not go away. Furthermore, any prominent characteristic was that the battery indicator in OS X says that it needed 7:30 hours to charge! To cut a long story short, I tried every hint here but to no avail. Then, just for kicks I booted into os 9, just to see what will happen. Instantly, the battery was detected! And it was fully charged. After rebooting in OS X, this effect seems pervasive. So, this might just be the very last resort.

IMHO, some idiot who used her iBook did something seriously to the OS 9 partition because when it started up, it went into repair start up disk.

One more thing, after this reboot into OS 9, the computer seems a bit more responsive and not as sluggish as it was.

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