Last year when my Apple iBook laptop has a faulty mainboard it discharged my battery completely and it will now not charge.
Apple Korea want 180,000 (@US $180) for a replacement battery. In the US you can get a replacement for $100, or a third party battery with better battery life for $130.
note to self: order one this week.
iBook (900MHz 32 VRAM) 900 Opaque White non-metallic none 12.1-inch Tray-load I have an Ibook G3 12". model no A1005, M9009LL/A battery model A1008 - also called "M8956G/A" ref: http://eshop.macsales.com/Descriptions/specs/ibookearly2003.html
iBook Rev E, 900, April 2003, A1005 http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/customer/help.php?section=id
Replacement parts for my iBook http://www.pbfixit.com/cart/customer/home.php?cat=50