not remembering date and time

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldschool, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    if my powerbook's battery totally empties, the date and time is not remembered.

    what could be the problem with the computer?
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    inside your pb there is a small battery that runs the clock, it is burnt out.
     
  3. johnkrz macrumors member

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  4. EGT macrumors 68000

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  5. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

    Finiksa

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    The service manuals don't actually list a procedure for replacing the logic board battery, or a part for that matter though it should be possible. Just take it into a service centre they should be able to do it for you.

    You might want to try resetting the PMU first by pressing Control-Option-Shift-Power.
     
  6. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    the thing is the computer is brand new. would this qualify as a DOA?
     
  7. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

    Finiksa

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    Possibly, but I'm not sure if Apple would consider it serious enough to declare it DOA.

    Try the PMU reset, that usually fixes most of these time reset problems. If it doesn't work call Apple, can't hurt to try. It'll definitely need a repair which costs a lot in service hours, so they may give you the option of a DOA replacement.
     

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