s radar screen. At that point the normal charging process begins. If you do not get a normal charge (a steady yellow glow from the area where the ac adapter attaches to the iBook, followed by a green glow when the battery reaches its peak charge) after 30 battery removal/replacement operations, give it up. The battery is probably definitively dead. I believe Apple Service will offer a discount on a replacement battery if you send in the old one. But it's still over $100.