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Greg JonesDate/Time keeps resetting
by on Mar 14, 2006 at 3:28:06 pm

Has anyone out there had a problem with their Date/Time resetting everytime you restart. I have a fairly new G5 and recently when I boot the computer up I get an error saying that my time has reset. It shows up as 1969 7:03pm(Maybe thats when Steve Jobs thought of Apple or something). Any tips?

Greg Jones
D7,Inc.
orlando,fl.


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Jeff CarpenterRe: Date/Time keeps resetting
by on Mar 14, 2006 at 4:58:38 pm

Would the date happen to be July 16th, 1969? Just a guess.

At any rate, it sounds like you have a bad battery. Check out this link:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=86790

And scroll down for the section on "Replacing your Battery." It's basically a little watch battery that helps the computer remember the time while it's off. I'd say that's your most likely problem.


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Harry PallenbergRe: Date/Time keeps resetting
by on Mar 14, 2006 at 6:10:13 pm

My guess is that its Dec. 31st. if it is and its not the battery (which it probably is) then its a PAIN.... I had that issue on a G4 a few years ago... lets all hope the battery is the fix.

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Harry.

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Greg JonesRe: Date/Time keeps resetting
by on Mar 14, 2006 at 6:31:10 pm

I'm going out right now to get a battery and see if that's the problem. Thanks for all the advice.

Greg Jones
D7,Inc.
Orlando,fl.


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Chuck RetiRe: Date/Time keeps resetting
by on Mar 15, 2006 at 5:27:11 am

FYI-

Mac Logic board battery part numbers from different suppliers/mfrs:
Tadiran Lithium Inorganic TL 5101
Radio Shack 23-026
NuPower ER 14250


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