[conspire] iMac G3 question - battery for motherboard

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Aug 16 13:08:59 PDT 2006

Get an equivalent to a Maxell ER3S. Fry's also has them.

On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:34:40 -0700, Darlene Wallach wrote:

> About two weeks ago the power strip I had my iMac plugged into shut off.
> I unplugged the iMac and plugged it into another power strip that only
> has the dsl modem and hub plugged into it.
> The next time I powered on the iMac it booted to the login screen. I
> didn't login right away and the screen darkened. When I went to login
> I could not get the monitor to show the login screen. The monitor
> stayed dark. I powered off the iMac.
> Since then when I try powering on the iMac I usually only hear the
> fan. The other day while looking for where to use the special iMac
> tool, the iMac somehow successfully booted and I was able to login.
> I actually do not know what I touched. I don't think I hit the power on 
> button. Today when I tried to startup the iMac, I can only hear the fan.
> When I googled, a 2003 response to a question regarding iMac
> not booting after a power failure stated the person bought a
> battery for the motherboard at Radio Shack. I assume this is
> what I should do - buy a battery for the motherboard.
> question - what info should I bring with me to Radio Shack to
> buy the appropriate battery?
> Thank you,
> Darlene

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