Turn on a 512k without the battery?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by minifridge1138, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    So I cleaned my new-to-me 512K this evening.
    I noticed the 4.5V battery had corroded at the top terminal.
    There's no doubt that the battery kaput.

    Is it ok to turn on the 512k without a battery in the compartment?

    I'm not sure when I'll be able to get a replacement.

    Thanks everyone!!!
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2006
    Kelso, Wa
    Yes it's fine

    Battery hold clock and general preferences. I use my Mac plus and 128's and have for years without a battery. No corrosion that way either lol.

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