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replaced pram and date is still not being retained

buddy got a powerbook g4 and wanted me to fix it up. I told him its super old he told me fix it anyway so... when turning it on I noticed that it would not keep time nor wireless settings. Obviously, this is the cmos battery or pram. I replaced it and still same thing. Any suggestions?

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Don't know what you replaced but I doubt it was a PRAM battery, unless the machine is a 15" or 17" model. Like the original iBook the 12" G4 powerbooks didn't have a PRAM battery.

These machines, just like G3 and G4 iBooks use power from the main battery and a capacitor on the logic board to maintain the clock.

No matter your model in the System Preferences under date and time click the checkbox next to "Set Automagically" and pick a nearby timeserver. In the same place under Airport check the box(s) for "Remember Network" and "Automagically Join"

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was a 15in model thanks for fast reply. So its the main battery that does it what is the pram battery good for then lol.

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the pram does retain the memory for the date and other settings it is a 15" and I purchased the pram from here so I know its good cause when putting it on I can feel the current.

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I said: No matter your model in the System Preferences under date and time click the checkbox next to "Set Automagically" and pick a nearby timeserver. In the same place under Airport check the box(s) for "Remember Network" and "Automagically Join"

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Really, if I knew how to replace the pram that I wouldnt know about automatically saving settings really dude. I do appreciate you trying to help though. I was just wondering if there is anything else to troubleshoot besides the pram and settings. Thanks

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