Need Pram battery

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  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    #1
    It appears the Pram battery in my 15" PowerBook has died.
    Any help on sourcing a replacement would be greatly appreciated.

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    Model Name: PowerBook G4 15"
    Model Identifier: PowerBook5,6
    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Processor Speed: 1.67 GHz
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  3. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Without removing 22 screws to open the computer I have no idea.
    I'd like to have a replacement on hand to make the exchange once I do open it up.
     
  4. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    just to be sure that it is dead the machine should be left plugged in for 24 hours because it recharges extremely slowly and really doesn't charge much at all if the powerbook isn't used much.
    A DLSD powerbook has the PRAM assembly wrapped in a coated foil with a little rectangular battery inside, the rest have a round LI-ON battery assembly wrapped in an clear orange coating so easier to find
     
  5. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This powerbook is plugged in 24/7, and is running from line power when it starts up with the default date and has lost the wi/fi log-in info.
     
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  7. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Yes the battery is good, near new actually.
     
  8. Mnowell69 macrumors regular

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    :) I figured it would be, but you never know.
     

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