Disable date&time on an iBook G4 800MHz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by George Roland, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. George Roland macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2008
    I am working on a hardware hack with an iBook G4 800MHz where I can only power the iBook with the AC Adapter--NOT using the battery. When the compy is turned off and turned back on, I am getting this huge error message on the display that my time and date are wrong.

    I gather there is no battery on the MB that sustains the internal clock--the compy uses the powerbook battery to keep the clock up to date?

    Is there any way to set the system software to bypass or ignore the time and date? This computer is not connected to the internet, and time and date are irrelevant to my application.

    Any help appreciated!

    George Roland
  2. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Why don't you just keep the battery out of it??
  3. George Roland thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2008


    The battery is out. That's why I'm getting the error message. The compy is powered from the wall outlet without a battery, so its internal clock isn't kept up-to-date when the power is shut off, generating an error.

  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    clearly the battery that keeps the time&date is flat lol.. so get that replaced and it will be all sweet, no more errors (well at least until it does flat again)

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