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PowerBook G4 Battery Updater not working properly

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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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