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    TattooedMac's Avatar
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    iMac not keeping date and time ???
    This will be easy i hope.

    I have a iMac DV SE 2001 and have it all up and running well. The only problem i have is every time i start it up i get the message that the "time and date need to be set"

    This happens every time. Not a biggie but wondering why this be. From following the *older Mac members* here i recall reading something about a Small Battery ?? or something that might need replacing ??
    Dont know the name of it or what is for so a GOOGLE is pretty useless for me ...

    Any ideas ?? Am i on the right track ??

    If you have any info on replacing it and where it is would be greatly appreciated

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    OK mate change the PRAM battery via the bottom hatch door.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer...gy/BAA36VPRAM/



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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    OK mate change the PRAM battery via the bottom hatch door.

    3.6v Newer Technology Lithium 1/2 AA PRAM Com... (3.6VPRAM) at OWC

    Awesome harry. Mate is exactly what i was looking for.

    Now if i go to Battery World will they have something like this or is it going to be a Special order form say OWC ?? It doesnt look special at all but then again looking closer It looks like a special one
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    Yep, batter needs to be changed.

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