Powerbook 15'' - replacing PRAM battery?

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  1. RedTomato macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    Hiya

    I have a Powerbook 15'' 1.5GHZ. It forgets the time & date & wifi passwords.

    Obviously seems to be the PRAM battery. Would this £6 battery do? Cheaper than the $25 dollar battery / $40 battery board iFixit sells, also it's UK based:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LIR2016-3-6V-Rechargeable-Lithium-Battery/dp/B00DGEJ328

    Thanks
    RedTomato

    Notes for future reference.
    iFixit guide on replacing the Powerbook PRAM battery:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/PowerBook+G4+Aluminum+15-Inch+1-1.5+GHz+PRAM+Battery+Replacement/224

    $25 Powerbook PRAM battery from ifixit (shows the PRAM battery is 3.6v):
    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Replacing+a+PowerBook+G4+PRAM+Battery/3662

    $40 Powerbook PRAM battery board
    http://www.ifixit.com/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-15-Inch-1-1-25-1-33-1-5-GHz-PRAM-Battery/IF154-017
     
  2. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

    Hughmac

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    No, you want one of these with tags on for soldering - http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_lir3032-vdy2.htm - they are in SW18 if you're anywhere near to visit them.
    Actually mentions PowerBooks in the blurb :)

    I know this because I helped a friend from NZ on another forum; he ordered one for his PowerBook (only place in the world apparently), had it sent to me and I posted it on.

    Cheers :)

    Hugh

    PS I'd do the same for you but you're already in London :D
     
  3. RedTomato thread starter macrumors 68040

    RedTomato

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    Cheers thanks mate, I'll get one from them now - good to have the tags on.

    EDIT: Order sent! Nice quick checkout via PayPal & it delivers across EU.

    PS for anyone else, I found the one Apple uses is a LIR3032 (not a LIR1220, LIR2025 etc.) The LIR2450 has very similar specs apart from being 2mm thicker which may or may not be a problem and might do in a pinch as it's more widely available.
     

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