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Can a Pismo Boot without a Battery in it?
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Koralatov
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Mar 20, 2008, 05:07 PM
 
Can a 400MHz PowerBook G3 ‘Pismo’ boot up fine without a battery in it, or is it required to complete the circuit? I currently have two salvageable ones, but neither has a battery or DVD drive. Once I get some HDs into them, will they boot okay even without a battery in them? I’d hate to declare them bricks if they were only missing batteries.
     
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Mar 20, 2008, 05:16 PM
 
Any Powerbook can boot with AC and no battery.

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Mar 20, 2008, 06:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
Any Powerbook can boot with AC and no battery.
Steve—many thanks for clarifying that for me. It’s much appreciated!
     
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Mar 20, 2008, 06:12 PM
 
IIRC, if the PRAM battery is dead, they won't power on.
     
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Mar 20, 2008, 06:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by seanc View Post
IIRC, if the PRAM battery is dead, they won't power on.
Ah, that’s definitely worth knowing. Thanks for that. If the things don’t power on when I have the HDs installed, that will be the next thing I check.
     
   
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