[conspire] iMac G3 question - battery for motherboard

jim stockford jim at well.com
Wed Aug 16 20:22:22 PDT 2006

    bring the motherboard or at least bring the
battery that's on the motherboard.

    I have to say it doesn't make sense to me:
my guess is the power strip shut off because
the iMac shorted--something in the power
supply failed, probably. Something to

On Aug 16, 2006, at 12:34 PM, 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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