Problems Saving Preferences

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by longwood, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. longwood macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    Okay, so I am new to the whole Mac thing and maybe I am not doing something right, but whenever I start up my iBook I have to change all the preferences because they went back to default. Is there a specific way that I should be doing this to save my preferences? Thanks.
  2. osprey76 macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Are you taking the battery out of the iBook? The iBook needs power to keep settings. This can be provided by leaving it plugged in or having a charged battery in. It does not have an internal battery for saving settings, so if you have it unpluged and pull the battery, you have about 20 seconds before your settings are lost.
  3. longwood thread starter macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    i am not taking the battery out and i have it plugged into the wall. so far this has happened twice out of the four/five times i have restarted the computer.

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