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Lombard not holding date/time?

Message #1 - Posted 2006/09/13 - Michael L Kankiewicz

OK, my Lombard/400 was not holding date/time (kept getting the startup warning "Your Macintosh's clock is set to a year before 1973...). So I ordered and installed a brand new parm battery, set the control panel, and it's *still* not holding the date/time (same startup mesage). Any ideas?

Thanks,
MK

Message #2 - Posted 2006/09/13 - Stephen

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

OK, my Lombard/400 was not holding date/time (kept getting the startup warning "Your Macintosh's clock is set to a year before 1973...). So I ordered and installed a brand new parm battery, set the control panel, and it's *still* not holding the date/time (same startup mesage). Any ideas?

Thanks,
MK

At a guess, I'd say you might need to reset the PMU and possibly zap the PRAM.

Message #3 - Posted 2006/09/13 - Fred McKenzie

Previously, Stephen wrote:

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

OK, my Lombard/400 was not holding date/time (kept getting the startup warning "Your Macintosh's clock is set to a year before 1973...). So I ordered and installed a brand new parm battery, set the control panel, and it's *still* not holding the date/time (same startup mesage). Any ideas?

Thanks,
MK

At a guess, I'd say you might need to reset the PMU and possibly zap the PRAM.

MK and Stephen-

If that doesn't work, is it possible the battery was installed backwards?

Fred

Message #4 - Posted 2006/09/13 - Stephen

Fred McKenzie wrote:

Previously, Stephen wrote:

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

OK, my Lombard/400 was not holding date/time (kept getting the startup warning "Your Macintosh's clock is set to a year before 1973...). So I ordered and installed a brand new parm battery, set the control panel, and it's *still* not holding the date/time (same startup mesage). Any ideas?

Thanks,
MK

At a guess, I'd say you might need to reset the PMU and possibly zap the PRAM.

MK and Stephen-

If that doesn't work, is it possible the battery was installed backwards?

Fred

It shouldn't be possible as the connector is keyed, unless put in with quite considerable force.

Message #5 - Posted 2006/09/13 - matt neuburg

Michael L Kankiewicz wrote:

OK, my Lombard/400 was not holding date/time (kept getting the startup warning "Your Macintosh's clock is set to a year before 1973...). So I ordered and installed a brand new parm battery, set the control panel, and it's *still* not holding the date/time (same startup mesage). Any ideas?

Did you test the voltage on that "brand new" pram battery before putting it in? m.

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