Macintosh Classic does not save preferences

Macintosh X

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 3, 2012
11
0
Hi everyone, I'm new here.

So I recently picked up a Macintosh Classic with all the original accessories (but no original install disk) for just $40. It is running system 6.0.8.

Right now I am still figuring out how to use it. One thing I noticed is that all preferences are reset to default after I shut it down and power it back on. Even the time resets. The strange thing is that any windows that I left open will remain open once the Mac is powered on. The only preference that DOES save is the clock size in the corner of the screen.

On another note, the rectangular button on the keyboard (which I believe is the reset button) does not do anything.
 

Macintosh X

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 3, 2012
11
0
Thanks, I thought those were two different things on the motherboard. And what about the reset button?
 
Last edited:

JohnGrey

macrumors 6502
Apr 21, 2012
298
557
Cincinnati Metro
Most Macs of the period used a 3.6V Lithium battery, sometimes referred to as a half-AA. You can usually find them for very cheap; I bought a 4-pack when I was refurbishing an LC III and it was about $15.
 

Macintosh X

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 3, 2012
11
0
Sorry to bring up this old thread again, but after a very VERY long vacation, I had returned only to discover that the Mac had a leaking capacitor, so I took care of that problem and then replaced the battery.

Everything seems to be working perfectly and I would like to thank you guys for the help. :)