G3 Wallstreet Battery Issue


Hi, For some reason, I am having trouble starting my G3 powerbook with just the battery. In order to turn it on and run it from the battery I have to plug it into a wall socket, turn on the computer, and then unplug it from the wall...after that, everything works fine. The batter gauge shows 2:40 and it runs for about that long. So I was wondering if there is a way I could start my powerbook without having to plug it in.

Thanks for your time!

Michael Widener