[futurebasic] Re: X-FB: Battery Info

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From: Robert Covington <t88@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 03:14:36 -0800
>>One word of caution: if you're going to replace the battery yourself,
>>make darn sure to put the new battery in the same direction (polarity) as
>>the old...you'll regret it if you don't...




Don't forget to ZAP the PRAM too. You can hit the reset button on the
motherboard (easiest), or do the Command-Option-P-R on startup until it
restarts. Supposed to do this whenever you change the battery or add/remove
an internal drive/card etc.

You will then need to reset your general controls panel, mouse and colors
panel, maybe a couple of others too when you are up and running again.

Robert Covington


>For all you "soon to need a battery" folks (and Victor), here's a bit of
>info I dug up for some clients:
>
>URL for Macintosh Logic Board Battery Info:
>
>http://www.academ.com/info/macintosh/
>
>There are 2 types of batteries in common use, one is the 3.6 volt, 850
>mAh "1/2 AA" size Lithium battery, used in most systems since the compact
>Mac days, the other is a rectangular 4.5v Alkaline battery held to the
>logic board with velcro (used on the Tanzania motherboard and others).
>
>Here are some common part numbers for the 3.6v Lithium battery:
>
>Radio Shack   23-026
>Tadiran       TL 5101
>Maxell        ER3S
>SAFT          LSL3
>Sonnenshein   SL-150
>
>The only part number I've got for the 4.5v battery is: Rayovac 840. There
>are probably other equivalent batteries for this as well...
>
>I have found these at Radio Shack, MicroCenter and other places. Some
>CompUSA and Computer City stores don't have them on the racks, but you
>can ask for them at the Service Desk.
>
>One word of caution: if you're going to replace the battery yourself,
>make darn sure to put the new battery in the same direction (polarity) as
>the old...you'll regret it if you don't...
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