stuck date issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by redeye be, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    Hello all,

    I just got a call from this friend, who lives in the same house as this girl, who has this 12" iBook (tiger), who has this strange problem.

    Her date and time are correct (top right corner).
    Al apps however read a fixed date, in this case jan 5 2006.
    all photo's imported into iPhoto, her entire skypelog, they all say jan 5 2006, with the correct time of when things happened.

    I told her to try a PRAM zap - at which point she admitted having a PC tech guy at her side trying to get in to BIOS to solve the problem.
    Nothing changed, so I instructed her to repair permissions... and told her I would have to see the machine in order to try and solve it any further. The permission thing didn't solve it.

    I heard the PC tech dude saying something about a bug he found on macfixit, but couldn't find it (except if he thinks she's still running 10.2).

    Any ideas of what this could be?
    I'll probably get my hands on the iBook on saturday, by which time I would love to see your responses :D

    Cheers all.
  2. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Step One: Get that PC Tech the hell out of there.
    Step Two: Re-evaluate problem.
  3. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    how about cleaning her user and system cache with mainmenu or onyx?
  4. redeye be thread starter macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    While he was thinking: "just get me in to the fncking BIOS and stop talking to that noob"
    I was like: "Tell him there is no BIOS on a Mac"
    And thinking: "noob"

    This can be done running the "periodic" script, right?
    sudo periodic daily weekly monthly
    Or does that only clean one of those caches?

    Oh, when I asked her how long she'd been having that problem, guess what she answered.
    Indeed. jan 5th 2006
  5. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    I am gona say jan 5....

    You know,l I actually have no idea about that script. But, both onyx and main menu are free and are really great apps to have anyway, although I think main menu outperforms onyx significantly.

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