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Powerbook complains about date & time setting?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/08/20 - Wendell III

Hi folks,

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Thanks,
-Wendell

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Message #2 - Posted 2005/08/20 - Barry Margolin

Previously, Wendell III wrote:

Hi folks,

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Dead battery, I think.

Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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Message #3 - Posted 2005/08/20 - M-M

Previously, Wendell III wrote:

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Sounds like you may need the 10.2.5 update:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25405 m-m

Message #4 - Posted 2005/08/20 - Neill Massello

Wendell III wrote:

Hi folks,

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86181>

Message #5 - Posted 2005/08/20 - Wendell III

But I'm running 10.3.9 :-)

On 2005-08-20 11:55:39 -0500, M-M said:

Previously, Wendell III wrote:

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Sounds like you may need the 10.2.5 update:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25405 m-m

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Message #6 - Posted 2005/08/20 - Wendell III

Come to think of it, my battery IS dead. But I thought there was a second, internal battery which kept track of date/time/pram issues?

On 2005-08-20 11:28:17 -0500, Barry Margolin said:

Previously, Wendell III wrote:

Hi folks,

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Dead battery, I think.

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Message #7 - Posted 2005/08/21 - Anybody

Previously, Wendell III wrote:

On 2005-08-20 11:28:17 -0500, Barry Margolin said:

Previously, Wendell III wrote:

Hi folks,

My Powerbook G4 has been complaining about the date & time settings if it gets powered off for a while. Checking the settings in the preferences, it is indeed set back to 1969. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Dead battery, I think.

Come to think of it, my battery IS dead. But I thought there was a second, internal battery which kept track of date/time/pram issues?

There is, but it's not "ever lasting". Eventually it runs out and needs replacing. This is especially true of a computer that is left turned off for long periods of time since the PRAM battery is the only thing keeping the clock ticking over.

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