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Replaced battery, clock still runs slow

Message #1 - Posted 2003/03/11 - Thomas J. Farish

All,

My iMac's clock was running 30-45 minutes slow overnight (when shut down), and the iMac was also balky about starting up, so I replaced the 3.6V back-up battery (not easy if you have normal or bigger than normal hands.)

The iMac now starts us without a hitch, but the clock still runs slow when shut down overnight.

Any ideas?

tjf

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Message #2 - Posted 2003/03/12 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Thomas J. Farish wrote:

All,

My iMac's clock was running 30-45 minutes slow overnight (when shut down), and the iMac was also balky about starting up, so I replaced the 3.6V back-up battery (not easy if you have normal or bigger than normal hands.)

The iMac now starts us without a hitch, but the clock still runs slow when shut down overnight.

Any ideas?

You might try zapping the PRAM.

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@sonic.net

Message #3 - Posted 2003/03/11 - Jackie

"Thomas J. Farish" wrote:

All,

My iMac's clock was running 30-45 minutes slow overnight (when shut down), and the iMac was also balky about starting up, so I replaced the 3.6V back-up battery (not easy if you have normal or bigger than normal hands.)

The iMac now starts us without a hitch, but the clock still runs slow when shut down overnight.

Any ideas?

tjf

--
Thomas J. Farish, ScD

Do you shut it off with a power strip at night?

Apple has an update that fixes some time and date problems on iMacs. It's called the iMac Power Management Update.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120048

Jackie

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