Needed: G3 battery

Posted by: papabill

Needed: G3 battery - 02/02/10 12:47 PM

My G3 looses the date/time every time the power cord is disconnected, so I guess I need a battery.

I left it plugged in over the weekend, so it's had plenty of time to charge, so the battery must be bad.

I'm new to Macs, so I don't have anything to trade.

Thanks
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Needed: G3 battery - 02/02/10 12:50 PM

It's a small (1/2 AA) located on the board. Radio Shack has them. That could also be generating your boot problems.
Posted by: papabill

Re: Needed: G3 battery - 02/02/10 04:21 PM

Great, thanks...
Posted by: papabill

Re: Needed: G3 battery - 02/18/10 10:25 AM

Got it. Kinda steep for a battery, but the thing DOES seem to do better.
Posted by: scottyb

Re: Needed: G3 battery - 02/18/10 12:09 PM

I'm curious, what did the battery cost?
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Needed: G3 battery - 02/18/10 12:28 PM

IIRC, about $20 for 2.
Posted by: Phosphor

Re: Needed: G3 battery - 03/27/10 10:00 PM

Radio Shack, or one of the chain battery stores are OK if you need a battery right away, and it's the only place you can find one, but the prices are ridiculous (Last time I priced one at Radio Shack it was US$16.95 +tax).

Better to look for it online if you can. Even with shipping charges it'll often be cheaper than retail.