Hippie G5 Xserve randomly resetting the date and time to 1970

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by orestes1984, Nov 18, 2012.

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    My G5 Xserve has turned into a hippie, I'm surprised it hasn't packed its bags and left for the big commune in the sky yet.

    Seriously, though, pardon my ignorance but does the G5 Xserve have a battery, or is there something else going on? It's randomly resetting the date and time to the 1970s, it will hold correct time for a while maybe a month or so, but eventually it will decide it wants to go and live in the 1970s.
     
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    mulo

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    battery, probably on the logic board
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Seems like it, I did a quick Google and it appears that the PMU battery is located near the back of the board close to the I/O ports and Ethernet. I should probably change this out before the battery disintegrates and corrodes the logic board.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA27193
     
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    peskaa

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    Aye, that's the system battery that has died. Pop in a new one and you'll be fine.
     
  5. orestes1984, Nov 18, 2012
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    Yeah. But be careful. This site does not use HTTPS/SSL for the registration/login functions (i.e. no safe shopping).

    I found another shop (which uses HTTPS/SSL):
    http://www.epowermac.com.au/Shop/pc/NewerTech-3-6V-Lithium-1-2-AA-PRAM-Battery-p932.htm

    They use the strongest version of the SSL certificates: The Extended Validation SSL Certificates.
     
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    I paid via PayPal so have full protection.
     

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