Suddenly I turn it on today (battery was exhausted of charge) and 10.6 reports batttery "not charging" and condition is "replace battery".
Now system profiler tells me that there is a cycle count of about 130, which isn't much is it?
I've never ever in my life had a laptop battery *completely* die on me, and I still have old Mac and PC laptops that still charge/discharge the battery, even if the battery only lasts less than 30 minutes.
Apple annoys me no end because if you haven't purchased an expensive AppleCare warranty then they pretty much leave you stranded. "Well that's why we advise you to buy AppleCare...".
And talking to the overseas call centre is just useless - ever tried to explain what the Consumer Guarantees Act is to a foreigner at an overseas Level 1 helpdesk?
Any ideas or suggestions on the battery? I've wiped off the OS and reinstalled it, and reset the PM-something by holding down the power button for ages with everything unplugged - nothing has worked so far.
And is this the way batteries are meant to age??