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Battery Latch
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Sep 13, 2002, 01:18 AM
Since I've had my tibook (400) I've had trouble swapping the battery out. It seems the latch has become stuck between an 'almost latched' postion, but the battery is a bit loose to the touch. When I use it as a laptop - by definition, on my lap - the battery sometimes gets loose to a point of either shutting down or not letting me power on. Anyone else have this problem, and if so, any fixes? I'm a bit shy to bring it in for a look see...
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Sep 13, 2002, 01:50 AM
I fixed my battery contact issues by ripping off a piece of paper and putting it on the side closer to the edge of the front casing. Since, I've had significantly less instances where the machine has powered off unexpectedly.
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Sep 13, 2002, 03:08 AM
Yep, absolutely had this problem when I first got my TiBook; search this forum for solutions, but essentially you get a piece of shrinkwrap tubing from Radio Shack or elsewhere, put it on the battery peg right next to the contacts, shrink it to fit (with a hair dryer or even a hand dryer in a public restroom) and voila!!! You're OK. At least it solved my power down problem; apparently it's been fixed in later TiBooks, but mine's a 400 like yours, so I bet dollars to doughnuts that's it.

Like I said, search this forum, and if I can pull up the external site with all the info I'll post it.

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Sep 15, 2002, 01:18 AM
I'm not so sure this is the same problem that we've all heard about. I think Normal's problem is that the actual battery latch isn't functioning properly.

Norm, I'm guessing your PowerBook isn't under warranty still, is it?

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