Help! Need a new PRAM battery and none for sale anywhere!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wotan31, May 27, 2009.

  1. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    I have an Oct 2005 (Rev E) 15" Powerbook G4 1.67 Ghz. This is the very very last model of Powerbook released just 4 months before the MBP. I need a new PRAM battery (it's not remembering the date/time) and I can't find one anywhere! Ifixit.com doesn't have it. OWC doesn't have it. NewerTech doesn't have it. All the ones on ebay are only for the Rev A - Rev C models. None for Rev E. :(

    Anyone have a source for these?? :confused:
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Have you contacted Apple to see if they know where you can get one?
     
  3. Wotan31 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not yet. Will apple sell you these internal components? I don't need them to install it, I can do that myself. Just need the part.
     
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  5. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't find the exact part you want, but this site has lots:

    http://www.pbparts.com/shop.php/

    I'd contact them to see if they have it. They do list PRAM batteries for older models but not for the aluminum.
     
  6. Wotan31 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty much the problem I've had with all the apple parts vendors. They list pram batteries for older models but not the Rev E 1.67 like I have.

    Looks like I'm stuck buying through Apple. Hopefully they don't want $200 for this silly thing.
     

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