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PM 6500 battery?

Message #1 - Posted 2006/06/26 - Michael L Kankiewicz

Someone gave me a 6500/225 so I thought I'd fix it up to give to a very poor student I know. Getting the date/time gremlins, I pulled out the board to check out the battery. Never saw one like it. A big black cubeish thing, roughly 1" square, says Rayovac 840, 4.5 Volts, and seems to held in place with velcro(!) Could this be the wrong battery? I don't even know where to get one.

Thanks,
MK

Message #2 - Posted 2006/06/26 - Eric Karr

Common battery for that time period. Rat Shack used to carry them.

Lurch

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

Someone gave me a 6500/225 so I thought I'd fix it up to give to a very poor student I know. Getting the date/time gremlins, I pulled out the board to check out the battery. Never saw one like it. A big black cubeish thing, roughly 1" square, says Rayovac 840, 4.5 Volts, and seems to held in place with velcro(!) Could this be the wrong battery? I don't even know where to get one.

Thanks,
MK

Message #3 - Posted 2006/06/27 - Chuck Reti

Previously, Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

Someone gave me a 6500/225 so I thought I'd fix it up to give to a very poor student I know. Getting the date/time gremlins, I pulled out the board to check out the battery. Never saw one like it. A big black cubeish thing, roughly 1" square, says Rayovac 840, 4.5 Volts, and seems to held in place with velcro(!) Could this be the wrong battery? I don't even know where to get one.

Thanks,
MK

It is the correct battery.
Available for $7.99 from OWC and other Mac online retailers. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Ray%2DO%2DVac/MAC45V/

Rayovac 841 or 844 are also ok as replacements for the 840.

Chuck Reti
Detroit MI

Message #4 - Posted 2006/06/27 - Michael L Kankiewicz

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Chuck Reti wrote:

It is the correct battery.
Available for $7.99 from OWC and other Mac online retailers. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Ray%2DO%2DVac/MAC45V/ Rayovac 841 or 844 are also ok as replacements for the 840.

Thanks! Half the price of S***-Shack. It was the velcro attachment that really threw me. (I wonder if the new one will come with its own, or if I'll heve to make a trip to the ladies' sewing store.) :)

MK

Message #5 - Posted 2006/06/27 - Mike Rosenberg

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

Thanks! Half the price of S***-Shack. It was the velcro attachment that really threw me. (I wonder if the new one will come with its own, or if I'll heve to make a trip to the ladies' sewing store.)

It's standard for those batteries.

Mike Rosenberg
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