CMOS battery replacement?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Apfelweie, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Apfelweie macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    At first glance, the date sounds like the battery, however it shouldn't forget wifi settings because of a battery.

    That battery is buried pretty deeply.
     
  5. Apfelweie thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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