What happens when the CMOS battery dies and which iBooks have it?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ariii, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Ariii macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

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    The question pretty much explains the whole thing.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    iBooks don't have a CMOS or PRAM battery. They use the main battery and a small capactior on the logicboard to keep the time. When it runs out of power, the clock gets reset to 1969.
     
  3. pistooli macrumors regular

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    the capacitator holds not more than 30 minutes. that will give enough time to swap batteries, or put the iBook on charge.
     

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