date and time changes

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by obatala, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. obatala macrumors newbie

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    hi everyone,
    i have mac os 10.2.8 running on my iMac 400 for quite some time. since a few weeks the time and date changes back to 1970 everytime i start up.
    can someone tell me how to fix this problem.
    thanx a lot!
    obatala
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I reckon it'll just be a flat battery. Here are instructions on how to replace it in the original iMac. I'm not sure if they're relevant but I couldn't find anything for newer G3 iMacs so I assume it's similar. :)
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Here's how you do it on a slot-loading iMac. Pics 8) and 9) show the battery location to the left of the picture. Take it from me, make sure you use a magnetic screwdriver for the shield screws. I lost one inside my iMac once and had to take the entire thing to pieces to get the damn thing out.

    http://www.sterpin.net/uk/imacslotinuk.htm
     
  4. obatala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU MAD JEW AND DYNAMICV for the quick respond!!!
    very usefull pdf and link!!!
    greetz.
    obatala
     

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