powerbook g4 battery issue

bradsimmonsband

Registered
Hi - my battery dies, although it shows I have five lights once it "dies". The laptop shuts down after a minute. Is this a battery issue, or a computer issue?? Please help! I am not a savvy Mac user, so please explain the info to me as you would a 6 yr old. It is a 10.3.9 operating system.

Brad
 

mvcube

Mac newbie
I've had the same behaviour on other Laptops (IBM, Toshiba) and it went away after I replaced the battery.
 

michaelsanford

Translator, Web Developer
Batteries that are on the way out (high cycle) will show "full" and then discharge very fast, sometimes in the span of a few minutes or seconds.

I would definitely replace the battery. Expensive, but probably worth it/necessary.
 
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