Recurring date seems to be everywhere in Mac OS 10.5?!

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  1. drspa44 macrumors newbie

    drspa44

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    I'm having a hard-to-explain problem. It seems that the date 05/01/2008 is everywhere. I bought my iMac in June of 2008 and I don't recall having this problem before. I'm a British user, so my iMac should be set at DD/MM/YYYY. I don't know whether this refers to a day in January or May. I wouldn't know where to search on the internet to see if a certain application or malware causes this glitch, but I thought someone on the forums might know. :eek:

    A few recurrences of 05/01/2008 include:

    All of the podcasts in my iTunes including Apple Keynotes, Quick Tips, Will it Blend and MacFormat have a release date of 05/01/2008

    In System Profiler, below the titlebar, there is [my name]'s iMac and to the right the date 05/01/2008 18:26. Does anyone know what this date is a reference to? Could this be the day it was made?


    I tried searching for files made on that day, but Find... didn't let me enter in a date in the field!

    Just for the record, I'm running 10.5.6 on a 2.4ghz iMac - the one released before the latest refresh. I'm quite new to these forums, so please tell me if I'm posting in the wrong place.
     
  2. drspa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just noticed that all of my logs in Apple System Profiler have a "last modified" date of 05/01/2008, but with different times during the day.
     
  3. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    This should be today's date. Check your clock setting.
     
  4. drspa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. Although the time is correct in the system profiler, the date is wrong and "Date & Time" in SysPrefs shows the correct date and time. Unchecking the set automatically option doesn't seem to make any difference either.

    I hope there isn't something wrong with the pram or internal clock. I have TechTool Pro 4 and it doesn't detect anything wrong with the clock.

    I'm totally baffled!
     
  5. drspa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've just noticed that many of my 3rd party apps are reporting false times.

    From Apimac Timer: version checking was last run at 21:08 on 05/01/2008

    The version I'm using was made after that date. Something's really messed up with my internal clock or logic board or whatever!!??:eek:
     
  6. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    System Prefs: Date & Time
    Date & Time ~ check
    Time Zone & closest city ~ check
    Clock settings ~ check.

    System Prefs: International ~ Monday 5 Jan 2009 used.
    Language > edit list > British English at the top ~ English (USA) second.
    Formats ~ Region ~ check
    Dates ~ check & customise if necessary
    Times ~ ditto
    Numbers, currency & Measurements units ~ ditto

    S
     
  7. drspa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

    drspa44

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    System Prefs: Date & Time
    Date & Time ~ Set to Apple Europe time server. Date and time here is perfect
    Time Zone & closest city ~ London is selected (I live in London)
    Clock settings ~ The only non-default here is that the computer reads the time on the hour.

    System Prefs: International
    Language > edit list > British English at the top ~ English (USA) second. Done
    Formats ~ Region ~ Now this is very odd. It's been set on Custom and the dates all show 5/1/09 apart from the last which is 5/1/08 (the troublesome date). However, they all appear 5/1/09 if UK is selected. I've put it in an attachment.

    The others are fine.

    Thanks very much. I think the problem has been sourced! Do you think changing the region to United Kingdom will solve the problem? Logically though, this would only replace all occurrences of 5/1/08 with 5/1/09.
     

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  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Doesn't hurt to try, does it?
     
  9. drspa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Everything is back to normal now. :D

    I didn't do it right away just in case I made it worse! Thanks again
     

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