Clock Freezing in menubar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kurisub, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. kurisub macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone else had their clock freeze up on them in Leopard? It's only happened twice, and I'm not sure what triggered it (my guess would be coming back from a screensaver or from sleep) but the clock will be stuck on a certain time, if I mouseover it, I get the beachball. All other aspects of the OS and programs run fine while this is happening. I noticed iCal was still giving the date of the frozen time the clock was display when closed, but displayed the right date when i opened iCal.
     
  2. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    this happens to me frequently as well. even after the 10.5.1 update. at first i thought it was related to the DVD player because it always seemed to happen after i watched a movie. i'm working in iMovie right now and it happened again. :confused:
    thread on apple discussions - others are having this issue: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5877367
     
  3. kafene macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm... seems I'm not the only one. I guess that's a good thing because misery loves company :eek: I was "Googling" around to see if others have the same problem under Leopard, and it seems they do. I'm hoping for a quick OS update to fix it. Would hate to wait for Bobcat for something.

    kafene.
     
  4. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I've had the clock freeze once... but I've had systemuiserver (the program where the clock resides) freeze lots of times in Tiger, so I don't know if it's a new bug. What is new, though, is that systemuiserver in Leopard does not automatically restart when it crashes, which is annoying.
     
  5. apple_iBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Do you happen to have an iPod plugged in?

    I used to have an iPod that would cause this kind of lock-up occasionally. I wasn't sure the problem was with the iPod itself, or with the cable/dock. When I would remove the iPod, the system would become responsive again.
     
  6. kurisub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPod freezing clock

    yep that did it! I'm guessing when I "ejected" my iPod that froze the clock. As soon as I took it out of the dock, the clock sprung to life!
     
  7. nsb3000 macrumors 6502

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    I just wanted to add that this worked for me as well. As soon as I unpluged my third gen ipod the clock started working again. This does not happen with my iphone...
     
  8. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    How bizarre. Just got this problem (got it before too, just decided to google for solution and hit this thread). Removing iPod unfroze the clock plus other menu items. third-gen ipod leopard 10.5.7, so bug still there
     
  9. vetpath macrumors newbie

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    Clock freezes in Lion

    Ive just had the same problem. Havent noticed a pattern yet, but its frustrating. Ive had some sluggish performance when this happens.
     

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