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Sherman Homan

 
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The battery holds information about the computer's guts when it is turned off. In ancient times, computers didn't have batteries and the first thing you did when booted up your KayPro was tell it what time it was. When the battery dies that info is lost; or most commonly, corrupted. Parameter ram holds all kinds of stuff including ethernet settings. Zapping the pram is harmless, fun, and it might fix the problem!
On most iMac models replacing the battery is a real pain, you end having to remove the plastic housing after you drop the thing inside! But dead or not, zapping the pram might straighten out your ethernet until you shut down again.
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