Installed RAM...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Halpern, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Halpern macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2004
    The other day I was installing 512 MB of new RAM on my new PB 12 inch 1.33 ghz, I completely forgot to remove the battery before doing so :( When I turned it back on the only thing that was weird was that the clock set itself to a new date (sometime in 1969). I'm very angry at myself for forgetting to take the battery out, but I was too focused on finding a small enough screw driver to open the latch.

    Now my question is would this cause serious harm to my new pb, and is there anyway I could tell if it has?

    Thank you in advance,

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    I would say you didn't do anything harmful, but shame on you for leaving the battery in. If it was the clock in OSX, I would have to say that you probably didn't do any damage, just a possible glitch due to the new RAM. A way to find out is to run Disk Utility, this will check out most of the OS to make sure its in working order, then you can reboot with the Hardware Test CD that should have come with your PB, hold down C on boot if you didn't know, and run all the tests.

    All come up negative, then I would say its in fine working order.
  3. Halpern thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2004
    Thank you very much. I trully feel like an idiot for leaving the battery in, and it has been bothering me since...

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