Clock time incorrect-yes I changed the battery

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  1. Passante macrumors 6502a

    Passante

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    #1
    I have a MDD G4 DP 1.25 GH. I only notice that the time and or date are incorrect after a shutdown. I don't have any startup problems. I replaced the battery and the problem continued. Since I seldom shutdown- it usually sleeps- the G4 the time and date remain correct. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    How incorrect is it? Computers are known not to keep good time. If you're on broadband, or DSL, you can have Apple keep the time up to date. Go to the Date/Time System Preference, check the box that says set date and time automatically.

    Other than that, did you try resetting the PRAM?
     
  3. Passante thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Passante

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    Its way off both date and time. It acts like the battery is dead. Even though I jest replaced it.
     
  4. brendan67 macrumors member

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    battery

    hey


    have you reset the clock after changing to the new battery - if yes try
    the suggestion ib 1st reply

    regards:confused:
     
  5. Passante thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Passante

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    The G4 gets its time settings from an Apple time server. I'll check the system preferences to be sure and put a multimeter on the battery to see if the replacement is dead. I have to put a USB2/Fire wire PCI card in this weekend.

    I'll report in on Monday.

    thanks to all
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    P'rhaps the new battery is a dud?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    The new battery could indeed be a dude. Also you might want to try a Zappage of the PRAM.
     

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