Mac SE NVRAM battery removal
kd7bcy at kd7bcy.com
Sun Nov 6 20:12:01 CST 2016
You just made me think that I need to go check on some of my stuff and see what the batteries are doing… Been quite a while since I used a lot of them.
On an old Mac, quite often the reason for a machine to not boot at all would be a dead PRAM battery, so complete removal may not be an option. You could test it, but don’t expect much. As for what is stored in there besides date/time, a quick search shows that it is likely storing data on startup disk ID, AppleTalk status, monitor settings, volume, mouse speed, and energy saver settings.
> On Nov 6, 2016, at 14:49 , Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I'm working my way (more slowly than I probably should be) through my systems, ditching ancient on-board batteries before they leak...
> In the case of the Mac SE's, are there any critical settings which I should make a note of before removing the on-board battery? Should I expect any issues trying to run the machines without? (I'm not inclined to replace batteries unless I have to, just so I don't have to worry about replacement again in x years time)
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