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PowerBook G4 Battery Updater not working properly

I'm runnung a PowerBook G4 with Lep 10.5.2 and all available software updates.  I replaced a battery that had nearly 400 cycles on it 2 months ago with a brand new OEM battery from my local Apple store.  

iStat is saying I have 23 cycles on this new battery but here are my problems:

The machine will run for 4 seconds on battery and then die.  System settings are not retained. Internal battery perhaps?  Is there such a thing?
Battery Updater fails repeatedly - workaround: I went to Apple/Support/Downloads and downloaded the updater for my machine.  It installed and rebooted.  I run the updater again and receive error "Your battery was not updated."  What do I need to do to resolve this issue?
BTW, I have also did the no power/no batt thing and reset the PMU.  No help there either.  I'm puzzled.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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The Battery Updater is a definitely for the PowerBook line.  The original version was 1.0, then 1.1 and the version for MB/MBP's is 1.2.

Battery Information:
Charge Information:
  Charge remaining (mAh): 3742
  Charging:  No   -   Well... it's plugged in and the battery is in.  iStat says "Charged" w/ 97%.
  Full charge capacity (mAh): 3854
Health Information:
  Cycle counts: 23   -   Again, this is a brand new OEM battery.
Battery Installed:  Yes
Amperage (mA):  0   -   This can't be rght!  Zero??
Voltage (mV):  12440

Serial #:  6N802Fxxxxxx
Model #:  A1148
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I think I MAY have found a solution to my problem.  The battery I have doesn't fall within the requirements of a free replacement.  

So... After hours and hours of research, I'm going to try and replace the internal battery for $40.  At least that will retain my settings whenever it does decide to take another dump.  If that bites the dust, then I'll by another primary battery.
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PRAM battery replaced.  I'm allowing for it to charge if needed and I will then unteather it from the power adapter.  If all goes well, it will stay on.  I suspect it will not and I will need to replace the primary battery again as well.
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