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Thread: time clock prob on G4dual

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    can anyone please explain why the clock on a dual processor G4 and a Ti PowerBook keeps reverting to Jan 1 1970. thanks

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    Could your mobo batteries be bad? That is the earliest Mac system date, and sometimes when the mobo battery goes out, the system clock resets b/c of the loss of power, which normally keeps it running when the computer is shut down.

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    thanks for your reply. A technician check the battery and said it was fine.

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    Hmmmm... if not the battery...

    If you have the time and are very frustrated by this, you could reinstall the system. That may seem like overkill, but usually when hardware has been eliminated as the source of the problem, software is the next step.

    Is there anything you are running that could be changing the date?

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    quote:
    Is there anything you are running that could be changing the date?


    Good question. Very curious why both computers have the same problem. What do you have in your Startup Items folder?

    If we are talking about OS9, I would start by trashing the Date & Time Preferences (which may be corrupt) in the Preferences folder. Reboot and reset the Date & Time in the Control panel. Reboot again and see if it sticks.

    If that don't work, it may be time to do what ripper sez, reinstall the system. Anyone else with ideas? k

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    it is caused by the 10.2.4 update and apple is well aware of the problem and trying to research just what machines are affected and then hopefully they will offer a fix. it seems to be happening on the new MDD ,machines as well. Check out the apple forums for more info.

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    Thank you tm311. Would not have known since the bug has not occurred on my 1st generation MDD with 10.2.4. k

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    Today I updated OSX to 10.2.4 from 10.2.1 on two separate drives.
    On one drive, the time was unaffected.
    On the other drive, clock went back about three hours and the date went all the way back to december 1969. It's interesting: since my Drive10 utility sends reports to me by email, there I have an email dated 1969 but received february 23, 2003.
    Perhaps Apple isn't paying its people enough....to search out the bugs...
    Oh yes, my computer is december, 2002 vintage MDD, 1.25 dual.
    marrand


    [This message has been edited by marrand (edited 23 February 2003).]

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    Dude, this is why I proudly run 8.6 on a 9500 and 10.1.5 on a Yose...

    I hate pernicious New Hardware Errors. Hate them with a passion.
    Software one year old is stable and

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    I recently upgraded to 10.2.4 on a QS 733 without any problems. I usually wait a while before keeping up - but there have been a lot of updates with X so I been trying to stay current myself. Have you tried to reinstall it?

    Randy

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    Hi all
    the Mac tech turned on network time server, and that has seems to have fixed the problem. Funny thing is that on a laptop that used to display this problem, and that has not been connected to the net since the "network time server" was switched on, also now keeps correct time. -- just relaying the info from the office I share with designers; I'm still on the scsi trip :-))

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