Clock Settings on Powerbook

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  1. jules1977 macrumors member

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    Hi

    When I switch on my PowerBook it asks for me to set the date and time, so I do, but it keeps losing the settings i am entering and each time i reboot it asks me to enter the details again.

    Does anyone know why?

    Jules
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  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    If this were a PC I'd say your CMOS died, but since it's a Mac laptop, I'm not sure that battery exists....so I'm not entirely sure. Could you just set it to update date/time automatically?
     
  3. jules1977 thread starter macrumors member

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    Have tried that but it just cancels all the settings to do with the clock when I reboot. it's really strange, not come across this problem before, but it starting to get annoying now!

    Jules
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    You don't have any programs installed that try to take over the clock or anything, do you?
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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  6. jules1977 thread starter macrumors member

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    No I don't think any of the programmes would take over the clock.

    Sorry to sound stupid but how/can I fix the pram if it has died?

    Jules
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You need to replace the PRAM battery.

    There are guides on www.ifixit.com
     
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