Where can I buy a new PRAM battery?

My PRAM battery is dead. All I can find are used ones. Why would I want to put a used battery into my Mac (with no guarantee of how long it will last?). Where can I find a NEW PRAM battery for sale? Is it possible to recharge a PRAM battery and/or is it possible that there is an ordinary coin battery inside that little sheath, and if so is it possible to get it open so as to pop in a new battery? Would it have to be soldered to the wires? (If so, no problem)

Why does it seem like Apple is intentionally trying to make my life difficult? Whatever happened to just using plain old CR 2032 batteries for the PRAM, that can easily be replaced? Are they worried that they aren't making enough money, so they feel they have to gouge us every step of the way?

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''''Hey, thanks rj713! I appreciate your effort! That does look like a promising potential replacement, and it's not too pricey at that. I may just give that a try.

Dave, Aug 21 2011''''

Dave, did you succeed in replacing your PRAM dead battery with the 3.3v coin battery that rj713 proposed? Did it fit properly in the blue jacket? If not, do you have more specs to give about the right coin battery to use? Thank you.

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Damien, NO I did not get a chance to try it. I just ended up buying a new MacBook 17 instead, and gave the old one away. If you decide to give it a try, please let us know if it works for you! ;)

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Here is a link to ifixits pram battery. It is used also but comes with a 6 months warranty.

MacBook Pro 15" (Models A1211/A1226/A1260) PRAM Battery

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Right, that's what I'm saying. All I can find are used PRAM batteries. My computer is just over 3 years old and it already needs a new one. Why would I want to go to all the trouble of replacing it with a used battery that costs such a ridiculously high amount (the battery inside that little sheath costs about 30 cents) if it is only guaranteed for 6 months? In fact 6 months is not even guarenteed! What they are guaranteeing is that they will REPLACE it if it DOESN'T last 6 months.

What is Apple's plan for what users are supposed to do when their PRAM batteries die after 3 years? (BTW, the CR 2032 battery in my iBook (circa 2000) lasted MUCH longer than 3 years, and cost me a dollar to replace)

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OK I've done some research and I've come up with this battery that looks like the one for your unit. It does not list your computer but the specs look good--you will have to decide if you want to try it. Good luck.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

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Hey, thanks rj713! I appreciate your effort! That does look like a promising potential replacement, and it's not too pricey at that. I may just give that a try.

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its just a 3.3v coin battery

any electronics or computer shop should have them

or get yours off ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-T20-T21-T22-...

just check the connector and + - with your old battery first

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I tried that, but the problem is that the sheath over the battery can't be opened without destroying it.

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Dave will be eternally grateful.
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