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Message #1 - Posted 2004/03/08 - Madwen

We had a power outage this AM and, afterward, the date on my Quicksilver was set to 12/31/69. All the warning lights on my printer were also going off though that stopped after I turned it off and then on again. Is that normal? I've ever had that happen after an outage before.

Message #2 - Posted 2004/03/08 - Tacit

We had a power outage this AM and, afterward, the date on my Quicksilver was set to 12/31/69.

This probably means the PRAM battery inside the Quicksilver is dead.

The battery keeps the clock and certain system settings alive when the power is off. It's a 3.6v, 1/2AA lithium battery; they cost around $10 at Radio Shack.

All the warning lights on my printer were also going off though that stopped after I turned it off and then on again.

My Epson printer sometimes does that when the power flickers.

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/03/08 - Phil Stripling

Madwen <madwen@onomatopaeia.com> writes:

We had a power outage this AM and, afterward, the date on my Quicksilver was set to 12/31/69. All the warning lights on my printer were also going off though that stopped after I turned it off and then on again. Is that normal? I've ever had that happen after an outage before.

Strange things happen during unsequenced shutdowns. Although the date may indicate a dying battery, I'd assume that the odd date was a part of the unsequenced shutdown and that the printer lights were, too -- especially since the lights cleared up after you did a sequenced shutdown of the printer (by turning it off).

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Message #4 - Posted 2004/03/09 - Emyr Rhys Williams

Phil Stripling wrote:

Madwen <madwen@onomatopaeia.com> writes:

We had a power outage this AM and, afterward, the date on my Quicksilver was set to 12/31/69. All the warning lights on my printer were also going off though that stopped after I turned it off and then on again. Is that normal? I've ever had that happen after an outage before.

Strange things happen during unsequenced shutdowns. Although the date may indicate a dying battery, I'd assume that the odd date was a part of the unsequenced shutdown and that the printer lights were, too -- especially since the lights cleared up after you did a sequenced shutdown of the printer (by turning it off).

Same thing happened to my Quicksilver. I reset the date and everything has been fine since, even after switching it off for 24 hours.

Message #5 - Posted 2004/04/02 - Madwen

Previously, Emyr Rhys Williams wrote:

Phil Stripling wrote:

Madwen <madwen@onomatopaeia.com> writes:

We had a power outage this AM and, afterward, the date on my Quicksilver was set to 12/31/69. All the warning lights on my printer were also going off though that stopped after I turned it off and then on again. Is that normal? I've ever had that happen after an outage before.

Strange things happen during unsequenced shutdowns. Although the date may indicate a dying battery, I'd assume that the odd date was a part of the unsequenced shutdown and that the printer lights were, too -- especially since the lights cleared up after you did a sequenced shutdown of the printer (by turning it off).

Same thing happened to my Quicksilver. I reset the date and everything has been fine since, even after switching it off for 24 hours.

And, indeed, the clock has been fine since (even with the freezes I was getting from the 10.3.3. installation--- now corrected too). Thanks to you, Phil and Tacit for responding.

Madeleine

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