Pismo/Lombard PRAM battery source?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by emendelson, May 27, 2017.

  1. emendelson macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know a source for PRAM batteries for the Pismo or Lombard? My Pismo is working very nicely with a new SSD replacing the noisy HD, but the PRAM battery won't retain the date/time. I can't find a replacement at the usual suspects (eBay, Amazon, NewerTech, etc.), and I don't have the skills to build a new one.

    Any information will be gratefully received.
     
  2. CooperBox macrumors 6502a

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  3. emendelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. That was one of the places I looked at. If you try to buy, they tell you "out of stock." Still looking!
     
  4. emendelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It turns out there's hope. The eBay seller dasherdeals has already built some batteries for other PowerBook models, and he tells me that he'll start building them for Pismo/Lombard before too long. If you subscribe to his store (i.e. add it to your eBay feed) you'll see them when they're ready.
     
  5. MikeatOSX macrumors regular

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    I've made a PowerBook pram battery tutorial.
    Still no time to translate it into English - it's in German. But it includes many pictures and links:
    https://www.mediafire.com/download/95msic89udzjigd
     
  6. Appleski macrumors newbie

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    BTW, which SSD drive do you have? I heard that many "compatible" drives simply do not work.
     
  7. emendelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It says "Fashion Sprout SSD 2.5"; 32GB. I found it on eBay for a few dollars. And DasherDeals on eBay now is selling PRAM batteries, so I can even get the right time on this machine.
     
  8. AphoticD macrumors 65816

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  9. mode11 macrumors regular

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    I've done exactly the same rebuild. The batteries are a little tricky to solder to, and you don't want to overheat them, but if you take your time it's easy enough.
     

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