Time keeping in OSX

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  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

    CrackedButter

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    I'm using a brand new iBook but i'm wondering about its time keeping because my clock keeps resetting itself after i turn it off and sets the time back to 1970!

    Is this a hardware problem or would i need to update the OS? I'm running 10.2.1.

    If i need to update the OS i could ruin my battery couldn't I with the 10.2.4 update?
    I'm also on 56k as well!

    Maybe buying the update cd is an option?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If you have your doubts about 10.2.4, give 10.2.3 a go, you can get the update here.
     
  3. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. howard macrumors 68020

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    question...i have a bad battery and if its a problem with the os 10.2.4 (it shows the same symptoms) can you down grade to 10.2.3?
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    Re: Time keeping in OSX

    Your PMU (Power Management Unit) has stored some bad data. You need to reset it. Check out Apple's Knowledge Base at http://www.apple.com/support
    and do a search for Power Managment, it will explain how to do it. But, I believe it requires shutting down and then holding down fn+Apple+Option+Control+Power... but I'm not sure.

    TEG
     
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  7. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Are you telling me this could format my laptop? It mentions my RAM disk being wiped but i would class this as memory and not a HD. Which is it?
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Re: Time keeping in OSX

    Eeeek. I wonder when Apple is going to create key combinations requiring toes in addition to fingers. :D

    (Excuse me for being off topic.)
     
  9. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    RAM disk is a part of memory allocated to be used as HD, therefore creating a (small) HD which is incredibly fast.
    It will do nothing to your "normal" HD.
     

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