System time messed up? [macbook - SR]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maximus06, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    This is sort of weird, my time keeps changing. For example, it says its "5 am" when its really 3pm. I can set it again, and after a restart or long shutdown its messed again. I have windows on here as well, and the time in that, too, is messed up - so I don't think its an OS problem.

    Could this be due to a drained CMOS battery? I heard that usually the case. But my macbook is new...Anyone else have this problem?

    This is on a MacBook Santa Rosa - 1 month old.

    Edit: this is only a problem when im not connected to the internet, as the clock sets itsself through
    Edit 2: I read that this is a problem from bootcamp - when you boot into windows it doesnt "count" the time apparently?
  2. feyn-man macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Acturely, it is because of WINDOWS!!
  3. gpeden macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2007

    This problem appears because windows uses GMT and Mac OS uses local time, IIRC. A workaround is to set your local time to GMT (London) in Windows.

  4. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2007
    I will try this, thank you!

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