5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2014 4:16 PM by movie lady
movie lady Level 2 (175 points)

pls help, i have an ibook g4 and would like to order a battery for it as a second computer.  have photos on it.  what size battery do i need, 6 or 8 cell or does it attr?  also how can i find out if this is late or mid 2004/2005. 


thank you so much,  movie lady

imac, ibook, airport extreme, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Kappy Level 10 (266,026 points)

    Do a Google search for places the sell batteries for an old iBook. You might also check Apple's Online Store.

  • movie lady Level 2 (175 points)

    thanks kappy but i need to know if i need a 6 cell or 8 cell battery and what edition the ibook is.  (mid/late etc or does it mattter) 



  • Kappy Level 10 (266,026 points)

    I'm not aware that Apple provided a longer-term battery option. But the only way to know with certainty is to remove the battey you now have and look for its specifications and model number.


    As for your iBook you need to know it's model ID. Open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. The information will be displayed in the right side panel of the opening window. I can decode from that. Alternatively, if you know the serial number (displayed in About This Mac) then you can enter it here for the information.

  • K Shaffer Level 6 (12,599 points)

    One of the details of consideration that make a difference

    would be the size of the Display; as the computer with a

    14" LCD generally also has a faster processor than the

    same model year build in a 12" display. Also the 14"

    model is more likely to have a SuperDrive, not a Combo.


    Picture 1.jpg

    •14" ibook model ^


    Picture 2.jpg


    •12" ibook model ^


    Notice there are white iBook G3 computers, also white G4.

    The replacements listed at site linked below will work.


    So when looking into a site such as this, be sure to check

    the correct one (and display size) to check for a match:



    The number of cells would only matter if you were into

    taking them apart & rebuilding them. Not buying retail.


    Good luck & happy computing!

  • movie lady Level 2 (175 points)

    thank you k shaffer.  very informative.