changing the clock battery

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by zoran, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    It seems that it has reeched the end of its life because everytime i boot i get the message that i have to set the clock, so i take it that this is responsibility of the internal clock battery. Are there any tutorials on how to change it by one self?
     
  2. kwood72 macrumors newbie

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  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well its a good old Powerbook G4, 1.67 Ghz PowerPC G4 with 1GB DDR SDRAM... why are u asking?
     
  4. kwood72 macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, for some reason I thought you had an iMac. I think Other World Computing has some info & instructions for you on the Powerbook battery.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    excellent guide, thanx so mutch... just two questions
    1. why (in step10 ) must i disconnect the trackpad ribbon from the logic board, what is the use of this step?
    2. where can i get a PRAM battery?
     
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    answer to question 2 is ebay
    and answer to question 2 is for precaution so you dont rip it of as many find themself having a not working trackpad after putting all back together because they stretched it a bit to far
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is very strange, all of a sudden the PRAM battery works fine without hesitation and no boot messages. Could it be that i left the laptop connected to the power outlet for all night?
     

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