I’ve done a quick search and haven’t found anything yet so I’m using the ‘ole blog grapevine to try and find an answer.
I installed Panther on my iBook this weekend, looks great, everything works fine, no problem at all…. except for this afternoon. It was the first time I was using it unplugged since the upgrade and instead of getting the battery icon in the toolbar I’m getting a battery with an X on it and the little sliding menu underneath says “No batteries available”. The battery is there since I worked 3.5 hours on it but even when I replugged it I still get that icon, the connector stays green as if the battery is charged but as soon as I unplug it shutsdown because the battery is empty. Since it happened suddenly and closely follows the Panther upgrade I’m guessing it’s related. Anyone have an idea and/or link to some info?
What version iBook?
Have you tried resetting the PMU?
Have you tried booting into Open Firmware (after the bootup during the chime, press and hold OPTION+COMMAND+O+F, type “reset-nvram” then type “reset-all”
Have you checked this:
Have you tried a known, good battery from a friend?
HTH, just off the top of my head. Let me know how it goes.
I’m starting to dig Pattern Recognition, btw :)
Thanks for the links :)
I’ve seen all of those a year ago when I had a (different) problem with the battery. I was looking for something specific to Panther but I guess it’s probably just random that it happened after the upg.
I tried your first suggestion this morning, didn’t work, I’ll try the firmware option tonight.
Good luck. I remember a friend frying his iBook battery, the capacity suddenly dropping to 30 mins of charge after a point upgrade…I forgot, to 10.2.8?
These random things happen, and they totally suck when they happen. I feel your pain.
Otherwise, as we both know, Macs rule.