What about the batteries in PowerMacs?
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    asrael22
    Posts: 353 from 2014/6/11
    From: Germany
    We're all trying to replace the batteries in old Amiga hardware because they tend to leak sooner or later.
    The PowerMacs are also more than 10 years old, is there still some time until the batteries must be replaced?
    My PowerMac G4 (PCI) is almost 20 years old.
    Probably I should have a look if it is still OK?


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  • »03.04.18 - 19:03
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    fmh
    Posts: 66 from 2012/8/23
    From: USA
    I'm surprised the have lasted that long. You know when then are dead when your Date/Time no longer are correct when you turn on the machine. I do not know if they will leak or not from age though. So it may not be a bad idea to replace.

    From memory the battery is a 1/2 AA 3V. Looks like a AA but half the length. They cost under $10 a battery but you can get the a bit cheaper in quantity. Last batch I bought was a few years ago. I think I bought 6 to replace all the dead batteries on the Macs I was selling. In quantity I paid around $4.00 each for them at the time.
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    Kronos
    Posts: 1756 from 2003/2/24
    They don't leak.

    You won't loose time as long as charged main battery is installed.
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    asrael22
    Posts: 353 from 2014/6/11
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    Quote:

    Kronos wrote:
    They don't leak.



    Intertesting.
    Is it because Apple used good batteries or is it just a new generation that just doesn't leak anymore?
  • »03.04.18 - 21:21
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    geit
    Posts: 915 from 2004/9/23
    Mine ran out of juice some years ago. I removed them. Problem solved. :D
  • »04.04.18 - 19:18
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