Mid 2012 13" MBP - Time off by minutes if continuously left on

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  1. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2012 13" MBP that I leave on almost aways. I notice the longer its left on, the more the time gets out of sync. It's only off by a few minutes but is annoying.

    Opening the Date & Time Preferences easy fixes the issue and it syncs back up without any help from me but why is this happening? Any way to fix it?

    I have the checkmark in Set date and time automatically to "Apple Americas/U.S. (time.apple.com).". Not really sure why the . is after the .com but it is for all the options in the drop down location.

    My Mac Mini which I leave on 24/7/365 as a server has zero issues keeping time.
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    That's an odd one, maybe... Restart? Turn off the syncing, set the clock to something completely different than turn the syncing back on?
     
  3. NutFlush920 thread starter macrumors regular

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    A reboot does sync the correct time but then in a few days it's out of sync again. Sorry should've noted that.

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    I just turned off the sync and set the time hours ahead, then turned sync back on. I guess time will tell what happens.

    Only other thing I thought of was to schedule a weekly or nightly reboot but, shouldn't have to do that. It Apple and should just work. LOL
     
  4. NutFlush920 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still not syncing. Even tried deleting the "local time" file under ETC folder and reset the time as another site suggested but no luck. :confused:
     

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