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PowerMac 5300 RAM & Clock Question
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May 31, 2002, 06:49 PM
I recently acquired a PowerMac 5300 computer. It is in perfect running condition and works very well. However, when the computer is shut off or restarted, the clock always forgets its settings and a warning pops up informing me that my clock is not set properly. Does anyone know how to fix this? Is this a battery issue?

Also, Does anyone know where I could find directions on how to install more RAM in this machine?

Thanks for any help.

Clinically Insane
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Jun 1, 2002, 09:21 AM
Hrm... 5300? I didn't know there was such a thing... is it a UK only model, or something?

I'm assuming it's the standard 5xxx form factor when I explain this.

The time issue is probably a battery issue; the battery is a large black thing on the motherboard, probably on the upper-right corner, if you were looking at the "front" of the motherboard (if the front were the same end that was the front of the computer).

To install more RAM, you need to take three screws out of the back panel, unclip it from the bottom, and pull back.

Pull the handle down, and pull the motherboard out of the machine. From your current viewpoint, the RAM slots are off to your right - you can't miss them.

I can post pics relevant to a 5500 if you want me to.
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