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PB G4 System/NVRAM battery

Message #1 - Posted 2007/08/03 - Robert Peirce

I think mine has gone. Apple says their part number is 661-3233. Two questions. 1. Where is it in the laptop, or how do you change it? 2. What is the type and number from typical battery manufacturers, if there is one?

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

Message #2 - Posted 2007/08/03 - Clark Martin

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

I think mine has gone. Apple says their part number is 661-3233. Two questions. 1. Where is it in the laptop, or how do you change it? 2. What is the type and number from typical battery manufacturers, if there is one?

Check out:

http://www.ifixit.com/

Find your model in the list on the left then click on the "Free Fixit Guides" link.

Clark Martin
Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting

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Message #3 - Posted 2007/08/03 - Robert Peirce

Previously, Clark Martin wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

I think mine has gone. Apple says their part number is 661-3233. Two questions. 1. Where is it in the laptop, or how do you change it? 2. What is the type and number from typical battery manufacturers, if there is one?

Check out:

http://www.ifixit.com/

Find your model in the list on the left then click on the "Free Fixit Guides" link.

Thanks. I did that. It looks like the battery itself isn't replaceable; I need the entire module. However, it doesn't seem to be too difficult to replace. In fact, I have a flakey DVD drive that I could replace at the same time.

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

Message #4 - Posted 2007/08/04 - Daniel Cohen

Robert Peirce wrote:

Thanks. I did that. It looks like the battery itself isn't replaceable; I need the entire module. However, it doesn't seem to be too difficult to replace. In fact, I have a flakey DVD drive that I could replace at the same time.

Apple's price for these batteries is high, and quite a lot of places seem to have prices only slightly lower than Apple's.

I found a sensibly priced module (yes, it isn't just the battery) at Other World Computing - made by Newer Tech, I think.

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Message #5 - Posted 2007/08/04 - Robert Peirce

Previously, Daniel Cohen wrote:

Robert Peirce wrote:

Thanks. I did that. It looks like the battery itself isn't replaceable; I need the entire module. However, it doesn't seem to be too difficult to replace. In fact, I have a flakey DVD drive that I could replace at the same time.

Apple's price for these batteries is high, and quite a lot of places seem to have prices only slightly lower than Apple's.

I found a sensibly priced module (yes, it isn't just the battery) at Other World Computing - made by Newer Tech, I think.

Thanks. I will look into that. I checked the installation process, which isn't real obvious, and discovered it gives me an opportunity to replace my failed superdrive as well.

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

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