Powerbook PRAM batteries

Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500.
Tim Hodgson wrote on :

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

SteveH replied on :

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Have you tried Malcom at www.pbfanatic.co.uk ?

David Kennedy replied on :

On 17/10/08 17:12, Tim Hodgson wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Try this

http://www.ifixit.com/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-15-Inch-1-1-25-1-33-1-5-GHz-PRAM-Battery/IF154-017

Jon B replied on :

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

There are, and they work out at 70 all in from VIS.

I can get hold of a used one, works out @redacted.invalid 40. Comes with a 3month warranty.

David Kennedy replied on :

On 17/10/08 17:12, Tim Hodgson wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Or this

http://www.applemacparts.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=922-6000&x=9&y=8

David Kennedy replied on :

On 17/10/08 17:23, David Kennedy wrote:

On 17/10/08 17:12, Tim Hodgson wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Or this

http://www.applemacparts.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=922-6000&x=9&y=8

Woops!

http://www.applemacparts.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=922-6007&x=0&y=0

Might be better.

Tim Hodgson replied on :

David Kennedy davidkennedy@redacted.invalid wrote:

On 17/10/08 17:12, Tim Hodgson wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Try this

<http://www.ifixit.com/PowerBook-Parts/G4-Aluminum-15-Inch-1-1-25-1-33-1-5-GHz -PRAM-Battery/IF154-017>

Used, though, and they've been out of stock since I first checked weeks ago.

Tim Hodgson replied on :

SteveH steve@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Have you tried Malcom at www.pbfanatic.co.uk ?

No, but I thought he only dealt in used stuff?

Tim Hodgson replied on :

David Kennedy davidkennedy@redacted.invalid wrote:

On 17/10/08 17:23, David Kennedy wrote:

On 17/10/08 17:12, Tim Hodgson wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Or this

<http://www.applemacparts.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php? keywords=922-6000&x=9&y=8>

Woops!

<http://www.applemacparts.co.uk/store/advanced_search_result.php? keywords=922-6007&x=0&y=0>

Might be better.

Ah, thanks. 51 + VAT though! Seems a little, um, 'extortionate' is probably the word I'm looking for.

Tim Hodgson replied on :

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

There are, and they work out at 70 all in from VIS.

I can get hold of a used one, works out @redacted.invalid 40. Comes with a 3month warranty.

Thanks Jon. Not sure at the moment whether the extra 20 or so for a new one would be justified. Is that the whole assembly or just the battery itself?

SteveH replied on :

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

SteveH steve@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Have you tried Malcom at www.pbfanatic.co.uk ?

No, but I thought he only dealt in used stuff?

I emailed him a couple of days ago about a Pismo PRAM battery - which he has new from stock.

So definitely worth asking.

Tim Hodgson replied on :

SteveH steve@redacted.invalid wrote:

Have you tried Malcom at www.pbfanatic.co.uk ?

No, but I thought he only dealt in used stuff?

I emailed him a couple of days ago about a Pismo PRAM battery - which he has new from stock.

So definitely worth asking.

Thanks - will do.

Jon B replied on :

SteveH steve@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

SteveH steve@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

Have you tried Malcom at www.pbfanatic.co.uk ?

No, but I thought he only dealt in used stuff?

I emailed him a couple of days ago about a Pismo PRAM battery - which he has new from stock.

So definitely worth asking.

Pismo's newertech now do copies, which you can get about half the price of new ones for the Alu's.

Jon B replied on :

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

I've been trying to track down a new PRAM battery for a FW800 Powerbook (1.25GHz). What's the story with these? Apple don't appear to sell them, and OtherWorld Computing (usually a reliable guide) list nothing newer than a battery for the Titanium 500. I really don't fancy buying something of dubious provenance off eBay.

Surely there's a way of getting hold of new PRAM batteries? There must be plenty of Powerbooks of this vintage (3-4 years) needing one.

There are, and they work out at 70 all in from VIS.

I can get hold of a used one, works out @redacted.invalid 40. Comes with a 3month warranty.

Thanks Jon. Not sure at the moment whether the extra 20 or so for a new one would be justified. Is that the whole assembly or just the battery itself?

It's the whole assembly.

SteveH replied on :

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

No, but I thought he only dealt in used stuff?

I emailed him a couple of days ago about a Pismo PRAM battery - which he has new from stock.

So definitely worth asking.

Pismo's newertech now do copies, which you can get about half the price of new ones for the Alu's.

Where can you buy in the UK? - shipping from the US doubles the price of the battery.

Jon B replied on :

SteveH steve@redacted.invalid wrote:

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

No, but I thought he only dealt in used stuff?

I emailed him a couple of days ago about a Pismo PRAM battery - which he has new from stock.

So definitely worth asking.

Pismo's newertech now do copies, which you can get about half the price of new ones for the Alu's.

Where can you buy in the UK? - shipping from the US doubles the price of the battery.

From Malc, or me, for about 25

Tim Hodgson replied on :

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

I can get hold of a used one, works out @redacted.invalid 40. Comes with a 3month warranty.

Thanks Jon. Not sure at the moment whether the extra 20 or so for a new one would be justified. Is that the whole assembly or just the battery itself?

It's the whole assembly.

ok, thanks. The main battery needs replacing anyway, so given the cost of the PRAM battery, I think I'll do the main one first, just in case the date/time misbehaviour I'm seeing is a side-effect of it being knackered. If not, I'll probably come back to you for the PRAM battery.

Thanks to all for help.

Jon B replied on :

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

Tim Hodgson thnews@redacted.invalid wrote:

Jon B black.hole@redacted.invalid wrote:

I can get hold of a used one, works out @redacted.invalid 40. Comes with a 3month warranty.

Thanks Jon. Not sure at the moment whether the extra 20 or so for a new one would be justified. Is that the whole assembly or just the battery itself?

It's the whole assembly.

ok, thanks. The main battery needs replacing anyway, so given the cost of the PRAM battery, I think I'll do the main one first, just in case the date/time misbehaviour I'm seeing is a side-effect of it being knackered. If not, I'll probably come back to you for the PRAM battery.

Thanks to all for help.

OK, can do Newertech 55wh or Apple 46wh batteries ;)