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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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CMOS battery replacement?

Hi guys

Got a 2010 Mac Mini which I use as a Multimedia server. In fact it usually is off mains, and I just power it up for music or movie about once a week.
Since about 2 weeks the date resets and it doesn't connect to my wi-fi, requiring these infos to be entered every time it gets started.

To start troubleshooting I wanted to replace the CMOS battery... trouble: where is this gizmo located, how do I access it?

Thanks for any answer/suggestion
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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Step by step here:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...-Battery/275/1

Those batteries are usually good for at least 4 years in my experience though.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:34 AM   #3
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Step by step here:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...-Battery/275/1

Those batteries are usually good for at least 4 years in my experience though.
That is the wrong link. Here is the proper link to the 2010 Mac Mini:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...Battery/3162/1
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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Since about 2 weeks the date resets and it doesn't connect to my wi-fi, requiring these infos to be entered every time it gets started.
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At first glance, the date sounds like the battery, however it shouldn't forget wifi settings because of a battery.

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That is the wrong link. Here is the proper link to the 2010 Mac Mini:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installi...Battery/3162/1
That battery is buried pretty deeply.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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Exactly what I woz looking for, thanks a lot guys!

I tried to google before posting here to no avail... just came out with the instructions for the previous model.
Love this forum and all the helpful people out there, thumbs up
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