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Mac motherboard batt's: a listing from Apple
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Aug 15, 2000, 10:09 PM

"This article provides information and part numbers for backup and system batteries used in portable and desktop Macintosh computers." (old and newest models)
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Aug 16, 2000, 04:01 AM
For what it's worth, since the Apple article lists only Apple part numbers:

-most Quadra and PowerPC desktops use a standard 1/2 AA, 3.6V lithium battery. Many older machines, and the non-PCI PowerPC Performas (6200, 6300 except for 6360, and 5200, 5300 series) use 4.5V lithium "blocks" which connect to the motherboard using a short wire.

-PowerBook PRAM batteries rarely need to be replaced, as they are rechargeable, but those will need to be Apple replacements.

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Aug 16, 2000, 12:20 PM
If PowerBook’s are left unused for stretches of time, or you have a 5300...er broken PowerBook, the PRAM batteries can often go bad. Replacement batteries can be had through SunRemarketing.com

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Aug 18, 2000, 12:54 PM
Isn't there some other kind of battery you can use in place of the expensive ones? For example, those 1/2AAs used in the Classic II (and tons of other Macs)...I see batteries very similar to the ones that fit exactly running about 1/2 the price. Obviously, there are some differences like physical size and output, but isn't it possible you could hack something together instead of spending $15 on one battery?

Just curious...

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