My iMac G3's will now hold time!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by comda, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. comda macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    Greetings!

    I love my Imacs and i hated the fact that the source wanted a damn $20 for a clock battery. I wasnt going to spend $40 plus taxes on two old imac G3's. So I bought this 'AA' battery holder and soldered it to the prongs giving the imac a mere 3Volts. My Next issue was that i have to put the batteries somewhere and since the plastic cage wouldnt fit between the hard drive and the drive bay I pulled the entire hard drive CD rom caddie and placed it there. With my second G3 i did the same but the batteries seem to smell a little bit so im fearing somethings up. Never the less my Indigo Imac holds time!

    MY imacs are:
    Indigo
    350Mhz PowerPc G3
    512Mb RAm
    16gb Fujitsu Hard drive
    CD-Rom
    10.3.9 Panther

    The Tangerine
    400Mhz
    1gb Ram
    80Gb WD hard drive
    DVD-ROm
    10.4.11 Tiger

    What do you think guys? Just thought i'd share.
     

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  2. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    I made a battery pack of 2 AA batteries using wire and electrical tape. That was a little difficult but came out well. Then I put it in my beige G3. The only way I could've attached it is by wrapping the wires around the contacts, which I did, but the flickering power to the PRAM corrupted it and caused the machine to boot with a glass-breaking sound. Fixed by resetting PRAM.
    I need to find a way to attach it better... I should probably get a battery holder.

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    Why are each wire on the IDE ribbon separated?
     
  3. comda thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    yeah so i tried to order the 2 pack and the total came to $35. yeah thats totally .48 cents?!
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    That's how all slot loading G3 iMacs are.
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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  6. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    If I try it is only $9.89 for the two pack with shipping to Florida. Maybe you are shipping outside the USA?
     
  7. fhall1 macrumors 68040

    fhall1

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    $9.91 plus free shipping for the 2 pack for me just now
     
  8. comda thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comda

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  9. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    That makes sense then....for some reason they are way more expensive on the amazon.ca website.
     
  10. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I always buy from OWC, always fresh-never old stock batteries.
     
  11. comda thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    Again. I tried to ship from OWC.... Look at these prices. For a little battery! I just need 2 of them! Since my imacs are working i just want one for my Emac and Swap the Imacs AA batteries to my Beige G3 and put this battery in my imac! How hard can this GET?
     

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