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PowerMac 5300 RAM & Clock Question
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May 31, 2002, 06:48 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.

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Jun 3, 2002, 09:11 AM
 
You need a new clock battery. That machine takes a 4.5v alkaline battery. it's a roughly 1 inch cube that velcro mounts and has leads that plug into the logic board.

For the RAM, you need to take the back, bottom cover off of the machine. It's the large plastic piece that covers the area where all the connections are. There are 2 or 3 screws. Once that's off, you can pull on a small wire handle to remove the logic board. It slides right out. The RAM slots are there. Then just slide it back in, replace the cover, and reboot. The battery is also located on the logic board.
     
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Jun 3, 2002, 09:31 AM
 
Thanks for your help. Do you know where I can find a new battery for the computer? Thanks again.

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