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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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My MacBook Pro resets to January 1, 2008 when the battery dies

Anyone know a fix to this? Not sure what could be causing it... it's just kind of annoying having to go and manually reset the date and time every time my laptop dies
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Not sure which MBP you have, but it sounds like the PRAM battery is dead.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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No disrespect nor insubordination intended, but the best solution to your problem is to not let your laptop battery die.

I do believe that it came with a charging cable etc. Proper and timely use of this equipment (such as when you are asleep) will prevent the battery from dying. Problem solved.
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This is normal.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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Not sure which MBP you have, but it sounds like the PRAM battery is dead.
Yeah.

Go to http://www.ifixit.com and search for Macbook PRAM. If you're a bit handy, it's an easy replacement. Just keep track of all the little screws...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:03 PM   #6
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No disrespect nor insubordination intended, but the best solution to your problem is to not let your laptop battery die.

I do believe that it came with a charging cable etc. Proper and timely use of this equipment (such as when you are asleep) will prevent the battery from dying. Problem solved.
Batteries die sometimes. It happens. But when the main battery dies, the computer shouldn't forget the date and time, that is the symptom of a bigger problem.

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This is normal.
No, it's not. The computer shouldn't forget the date and time just because the battery died. As a couple of other posters have stated, it sounds like the OP has a bad PRAM battery.
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