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G5 battery

Message #1 - Posted 2008/07/23 - eastender

Dos anyone know the spec/ref of the clock battery on a first gen G5 - I can get one on the way home but forgot to look inside last night.

thx

E.

Message #2 - Posted 2008/07/23 - Jon B

eastender wrote:

Dos anyone know the spec/ref of the clock battery on a first gen G5 - I can get one on the way home but forgot to look inside last night.

Best to double check inside, some machines use a half aa 3.6 battery, and others use a 3v watch style battery.

If you can confirm iMac / Powermac & speed might be able to confirm which it should be.

Jon B
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Message #3 - Posted 2008/07/23 - eastender

Jon B wrote:

If you can confirm iMac / Powermac & speed might be able to confirm which it should be.

It's a Powermac G5 1.6MHz single processor (not an iMac) - the first G5 made I presume. This will keep til i have a look of course although I'm working on it at home tomorrow and I noticed last night it had lost date and time. I seem to recall from other Macs that five years or so tends to be the life of these batteries. The G5 was launched in 2003 wasn't it?

E.

Message #4 - Posted 2008/07/23 - Jon B

eastender wrote:

Jon B wrote:

If you can confirm iMac / Powermac & speed might be able to confirm which it should be.

It's a Powermac G5 1.6MHz single processor (not an iMac) - the first G5 made I presume. This will keep til i have a look of course although I'm working on it at home tomorrow and I noticed last night it had lost date and time. I seem to recall from other Macs that five years or so tends to be the life of these batteries. The G5 was launched in 2003 wasn't it?

It should be a half AA 3.6v jobbie then. 2003 yes, as I got my G4 just after they'd been announced.

Jon B
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<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

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