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Warning: don't remove battery from laptop!

Message #1 - Posted 2004/06/10 - Marian

Warning - No battery resets clock!

Problem: The shop that sold me my powerbook advised me that if I wanted to solve the hot laptop problem the simplest solution was to remove the battery. This did indeed reduce the heat considerably. However unbeknownst to either of us it also caused havoc with the clock (the salesman found this out by calling
HQ). The symptoms were...

Whenever I restarted the Mac laptop I had to reset the clock. Eventually my trial version of Word Mac advised me that my 30 days had expired (at 18 days!) and I was locked out of the documents - of which I had no backup.

So be forewarned - this advise to remove the battery has its downside.

P.S. I am still not pleased with Word Mac. Microsoft tells me that 128 of RAM is adequete however even with 256 RAM it runs choppy and frequently shuts down unexpectedly. Is there not a seamless Mac word processing software where there is no platform crossover problem?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/06/12 - MSu1049321

nisus write rocks on macs, get that and a new internal clock battery for the motherboard and all should be well....

Message #3 - Posted 2004/06/15 - catchmerevisited

in article e807dbe9.0406101443.4134aa2e@posting.google.com, Marian at postonly_2005@yahoo.com wrote on 6/10/04 3:43 PM:

Warning - No battery resets clock!

Problem: The shop that sold me my powerbook advised me that if I wanted to solve the hot laptop problem the simplest solution was to remove the battery. This did indeed reduce the heat considerably. However unbeknownst to either of us it also caused havoc with the clock (the salesman found this out by calling
HQ). The symptoms were...

Whenever I restarted the Mac laptop I had to reset the clock. Eventually my trial version of Word Mac advised me that my 30 days had expired (at 18 days!) and I was locked out of the documents - of which I had no backup.

So be forewarned - this advise to remove the battery has its downside.

P.S. I am still not pleased with Word Mac. Microsoft tells me that 128 of RAM is adequete however even with 256 RAM it runs choppy and frequently shuts down unexpectedly. Is there not a seamless Mac word processing software where there is no platform crossover problem?

AppleWorks/ClarisWorks (comes with Claris FileView for additional functionality) used in conjunction with MacLinkPlus (dataviz, http://www.dataviz.com) and of course MacOS EasyOpen (comes with operating system)

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