Why won't my clam retain the date after it has been unplugged?
It has a brand new battery which it won't acknowledge... hmmm...
Is this a good question?
The iBook has no backup battery to retain time and other settings when the main battery is removed. A small capacitor holds enough energy to maintain PRAM contents for 20 seconds, so switch batteries quickly.
If it won't acknowledge the main battery you have a bigger problem than worrying about the date. I would check for corrosion on the charger board.
Here's a blowup on all the parts: http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/lovemacs_2122_37...
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