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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Upon starting my iBook G4 i'm regally confronted with a message that the internal clock is set to the default date!
The Battery is fully charged.
Must confess i've not seen msg when set to sleep mode, and then awoken.
I "believe" there is no internal battery or capacitor on this model (like PC's) but i'm baffled.
All/Any help appreciated.
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All models of the iBook, iBook G4, and 12" PowerBook G4s do not have an internal backup battery.

They do however have a small capacitor to maintain the clock just long enough for one to swap the battery.

Portable Computers: Models Which Do Not Have a Backup Battery

As for the internal time resetting itself... short of you taking the battery out without the AC plugged in, I'm not seeing a reason why it would reset.

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