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How I impressed my boss, and saved a MacBook in the process

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MacBook Core 2 Duo

MacBook Core 2 Duo PRAM Battery Replacement


My Problem

The school I work for had an old 13" MacBook Core 2 Duo in Black that was randomly forgetting the time and date, one minute it would be accurate, the next minute it would reset to January 1, 1986. So I decided to change out the PRAM battery to relieve that.

My Fix

The process took me a couple of hours (it is a 39 step repair guide!). I had one of the battery tray screws strip on my when I was trying to take it apart, so I took it out with a file and a pair of snips

My Advice

Watch those battery tray screws and be careful with them, they are super soft and will strip for no reason.

MacBook PRAM Battery Image
MacBook PRAM Battery


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