Power Mac G5 PRAM Battery Replacement
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Replace the PRAM battery.
- Author: Nolan
- Time required: 2 minutes
- Difficulty: Very easy
Learn how to replace the PRAM battery in your Power Mac G5. The time and date, as well as other settings, are kept by the PRAM battery when your machine is off.
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To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.
To avoid being shocked, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.
Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.
The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.
Remove the battery by lifting the battery from the battery terminal.
Be careful to note which end is positive and which is negative. The positive end should be facing away from the PCI slots.
It is important to lift the battery as straight up as possible to avoid damage to battery or terminal.
The first photo shows the correct battery position. The last two photos show the battery facing the WRONG WAY! Remember, the positive end should be facing AWAY from the PCI slots, NOT towards them.