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Powerbook G4 Titanium, where to get new battery and PRAM battery

Hi John, just booted my trusty old G4 after watching your very informative PRAM battery fix video. Thank you!!!
I use the machine for programming slide projectors, and would like to keep it running. Do you have any tips on how to get a new PRAM battery and a battery for it? IT would be a great help.
Thank you, Ulrik

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  • Hi Ulrik! Thanks for the post, and I'm glad to hear you liked the video!

    For some reason Titanium batteries are absurdly expensive -- I've seen them for $150! This may sound crazy, but the best way to get both types of batteries is to buy broken Titaniums on eBay. For example, you can get something like this for $45:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Powerbook-G4-Titanium-Model-Power-PC-G4-Screen-does-not-work/264106416395?hash=item3d7df8190b:g:UxUAAOSwXTVcJZrv

    It has best offer enabled, so you might even be able to get it for $30! Of course there is no guarantee the battery works, so it's a gamble, but it's potentially a much better deal, plus you end up with a spare Titanium for parts.

    Hope that helps, and good luck!

    John

  • Hi John, Thanks for answering. I will try to have it re-celled. Does this go for the PRAM battery as well?

  • Yikes, wouldn't that cost a lot of money? Lemme know how that goes -- I'm curious. Yes, you can find PRAM batteries in scrap machines as well.

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