date and time changes

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

  1. obatala macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2006
    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!
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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

    Mar 4, 2006
    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.
  4. obatala thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2006
    THANK YOU MAD JEW AND DYNAMICV for the quick respond!!!
    very usefull pdf and link!!!

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