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Is there an internal battery for an Indigo iBook?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/11/21 - David Pennington

My daughter;s Indigo iBook seems to have lost the system disk (usual question mark and folder icon at startup). However, when I try to boot it from the CD it can't find that either. Is there an internal batteryu that has run out that keeps the information on these things/ (I don't mean the main battery). I ask because my father-in-law's Performa used to lose pretty much everything when turned off if its internal battery was dead.

If it isn't a battery does anyone have any ideas what it might be?

Thanks in advance.

David

Message #2 - Posted 2004/11/22 - Joe Heimann

David Pennington wrote:

My daughter;s Indigo iBook seems to have lost the system disk (usual question mark and folder icon at startup). However, when I try to boot it from the CD it can't find that either. Is there an internal batteryu that has run out that keeps the information on these things/ (I don't mean the main battery). I ask because my father-in-law's Performa used to lose pretty much everything when turned off if its internal battery was dead.

If it isn't a battery does anyone have any ideas what it might be?

The colored iBooks do not have an internal backup battery, just a small capacitor to maintain date and time fro a couple minutes through a battery swap while powered down. As best as I remember, this also does apply to the white iBook G3's and G4's. Sounds like the internal drive has either died, become disconnected or its cable has been damaged.

Joe

Thanks in advance.

David

Message #3 - Posted 2004/11/22 - David Pennington

On 22 Nov 2004 08:10:18 -0500, Joe Heimann wrote:

David Pennington wrote:

My daughter;s Indigo iBook seems to have lost the system disk (usual question mark and folder icon at startup). However, when I try to boot it from the CD it can't find that either. Is there an internal batteryu that has run out that keeps the information on these things/ (I don't mean the main battery). I ask because my father-in-law's Performa used to lose pretty much everything when turned off if its internal battery was dead.

If it isn't a battery does anyone have any ideas what it might be?

The colored iBooks do not have an internal backup battery, just a small capacitor to maintain date and time fro a couple minutes through a battery swap while powered down. As best as I remember, this also does apply to the white iBook G3's and G4's. Sounds like the internal drive has either died, become disconnected or its cable has been damaged.

Joe

Thanks in advance.

David

It is strange that it won't boot from a CD either. I am told that there are 80 screws to take out to get inside this thing. Maybe it isn't worth the bother :-)

Thanks for the advice.

Regards

david

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