[NTLK] G3 Death

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Mon Jan 3 19:13:15 EST 2011


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On Jan 3, 2011, at 17:31, Frank Gruendel <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:

> I'm not sure it this series of Mac notebooks has a PRAM battery at all. I
> dimly remember Apple used something that's rechargeable. It can be replaced,
> but not as cheaply as if all you'd need was a new battery.
> This rechargeable thingie causes problems if the main battery is dead and
> the Mac hasn't been attached to an AC adapter for a longer time.
> What your describe used to happen to my Pismo occasionally when the battery
> pack was so bad that it discharged within a couple of days. 
> The road to success always starts at removing the keyboard. When you do
> this, you'll see a small connector that's close to the keyboard's top key
> row (well, where the keys would be if the keyboard wasn't removed). This
> connector has two or three wires (I'm not absolutely sure, but I think it
> has two). Remove the AC adapter, remove the main battery. Then unplug this
> connector, wait a couple of minutes and put it back. Plug the AC adapter in
> and try to start the Mac. With my Pismo, this solved the problem every time.
> The connector, if I recall correctly, is connected to the rechargeable
> thingie or to something very closely related to it.
> Frank
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