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Questions tagged [battery]

For questions on batteries and battery technology in retrocomputing hardware

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Can you replace an Apple IIgs battery with regular AA alkalines?

I have a IIgs that I clipped the battery out of a few years back. I'm thinking I want to replace a battery in there, but before I spend money on a product like this one, I'm trying to figure out if I ...
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How to replace battery for old AT mainboard?

On my 286 board, the CMOS battery is missing -- as with most boards of that age. I see no other battery connector on the board. However I would love to fit a battery in there, so I do not have to ...
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What are best techniques for repairing a chemically damaged PCB?

I have rescued many retro computers from the hazards of leaky batteries, and occasionally replaced capacitors that were suspicious. Except for one still unusable Mac SE/30, all my repairs were done ...
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What is stored in IIgs PRAM?

What is stored in the IIgs PRAM? I'm going to replace my PRAM battery in a ROM 03 IIgs and that got me thinking about what is stored in PRAM. I know that date and time are stored, but not if all the ...
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Dealing with old laptop batteries?

So, I inherited this old Epson Equity LT... It's a laptop with internal Ni-Cd batteries. No battery quick disconnect, but apparently they're at least somewhat removable as the manual says that you ...
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Restore corroded AT motherboard with dead CMOS battery

I have acquired a nice MS-DOS PC from EET Computer (I couldn't find any information about them). It actually works, but I have two errors on boot: Floppy disk drive controller failure; CMOS Battery ...
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Appropriate battery replacement for my A3000

I know the interwebs are full of information relating to the replacement of batteries for various computers, and the Amiga's are no different. But before I do anything rash, I wanted to ask for some ...
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Game cartridge save-game battery lifetime

Some cartridges on older consoles (like on the SNES) had battery save in them, so you can turn off the console, come back some time later and continue where you left off. These use an actual battery ...
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Powerbook (140, 170) battery dimensions/components/specs for reverse engineering

I have a PowerBook 140 that — apart from a dead screen requiring the inevitable capacitor replacement — seems to work well. It has no battery, though, and any available battery will likely have 25+ ...
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How do I replace the battery on my Palm Zire 21?

My Zire 21 PDA's battery won't hold a charge for more than a few minutes. How do I replace it?