Now, this is odd.

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by jamesW135, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

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    Can somone explain this! My iBook when I started it up this moring it coverted all the apps to factory settings. All of my documents and all programs were still there but all went back to stock settings. Even stickies shows the original notes.

    Specs on machine:
    iBook G3 500 mhz.
    640 RAM
    12.1'' screen.
     
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like an internal battery problem - has the system clock been reset as well?
     
  3. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    the date showing 12/31/1969 when you go to the date/calendar?
     
  4. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

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    It's odd because its nothing to do with the clock and the date is fine.
     
  5. macEfan macrumors 65816

    macEfan

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    i beleve the ibook doesn't even have a clock battary.... doesn't it get its juice from the main battary? Anyway, did you acidently restore defaults?
     
  6. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

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    I didn't restore anything. The iBook is old maybe its just failing?
     
  7. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

    LimeiBook86

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    This thread should be moved to the 'Mac Basics and Help' section. This doesn't belong here. If you want to get help more easily you should think of changing our Title to something related to your iBook such as "iBook is restarting to default settings by itself". :)
     
  8. hrfforlife macrumors newbie

    hrfforlife

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    Sounds like a new login account was created or the old one was lost, so all the user account settings were set to base user account.
     
  9. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    ...or did you rename your home folder at any time yesterday (or whenever before your last reboot)?
     
  11. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

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    Did that a few times, trying to clean up. I will NEVER do it again.
     
  12. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

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    I actually think I did re-name my Home Folder (I'm not sure) Thanks for all your help!
     

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