System time messed up? [macbook - SR]

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

  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    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 time.apple.com
    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

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

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    Hi,

    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.

    Cheers!
    Glen
     
  4. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will try this, thank you!
     

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