Powerbook shutdown and clock issues--new PRAM battery needed?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cougarcat, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    So my Powerbook will shut down sometimes on its own if I haven't used it for a bit. When I restart, I have to reset the date and time. I'm wondering if it needs a new PRAM battery (the computer is 4 years old.) Has anyone done this, and is it easy to do? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Sounds like that's the problem, yeah. iFixit has instructions on the process, which looks to be pretty simple on the 15" G4 model that I peeked at, anyway. I'm not sure what you're running.
  3. thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Yes, it's a 15". Thanks for the link.

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