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iMac slot loading battery replacement

Message #1 - Posted 2003/07/01 - Steph

I have an iMac DV (slot loading) that will not start up. I think it may need a new battery (it's 3 years old). I tried to locate the manual on Apple's web site to find out if this is something I can do myself, but can't find the information anywhere. I found manuals for everything else. I know the original iMacs were very difficult to install a battery in because I have one of those, too. It seems like I remember that the later iMacs were much easier to put new batteries in. Can anyone help me out with instructions/information or a link to the correct manual for this model? Thanks in advance.

Steph

Message #2 - Posted 2003/07/02 - Andy Hewitt

Steph wrote:

I have an iMac DV (slot loading) that will not start up. I think it may need a new battery (it's 3 years old). I tried to locate the manual on Apple's web site to find out if this is something I can do myself, but can't find the information anywhere. I found manuals for everything else. I know the original iMacs were very difficult to install a battery in because I have one of those, too. It seems like I remember that the later iMacs were much easier to put new batteries in. Can anyone help me out with instructions/information or a link to the correct manual for this model? Thanks in advance.

I did mine by simply removing the RAM cover at the back of the casing, and using a small right angled pick I managed to prise it out of the holder, and I was able to reach it with my fingers. IIRC you need to unclip the Airport lead. Some say it may be easier to remove the RAM first.

The documented version is to remove the lower casing, and then remove the RF shielding.

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