In the "Club 17" thread I posted my acquisition of a 1.5GHz 17" PowerBook G4 system. Upon booting up it displayed a message that the date and time were incorrect and needed to be set. This is typically the result of a dead NVRAM battery so I ordered a new one. The part I ordered is supposed to be new and not a pull from a system. I installed it this morning, started the system, set the date and time, and then restarted the system. To which I was greeted with an incorrect date and time message. I am leaving the system on for a little while to see if there is any "conditioning" that can be done for this situation but I feel this is a futile effort. My question is: Can there be another issue which is causing the loss of date and time? Aside from having to reset the SMC upon restart (which I believe is related to the NVRAM battery) everything is working fine. USB drives into the right hand USB port appear on the desktop so it's unlikely I did not secure the connector correctly. My guess is that this new NVRAM assembly isn't actually new. To lend credence to this theory there was a spot on the black, outer cover which suggested it may have been used. I wrote it off as maybe something from being in storage all these years but now I'm thinking it may be an indication of a used part. I've learned that just because something is new doesn't mean it cannot be the problem. Since this was an Ebay purchase I'm thinking of reaching out to the seller about the issue. However I cannot be certain the part I received is either used or in non-operating condition. Is there anything else I can check?