Time and Date reset to 01/01/1970

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  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    For the last three times I have turned on my Powerbook G4 12" 1.5 GHz running 10.5.2 it has come up with yes, I change it save it but everytime I turn it back on from a shutdown it still displays it!

    Any solutions or is it just being annoying?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Your pram battery is dead. You'll need to replace it.
     
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Is this an easy/DIY thing?

    How much and where do I get a PRAM battery from?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I think this is also another solution for another post I have made which was about free hard drive space...

    As soon as I put in the date it would let me copy and paste...
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Pram batteries for Apples.. Here...



    tried to find the install steps for G4 12" 1.5 model.. no luck yet ... :eek:
     
  5. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Is this an easy/DIY thing?

    How much and where do I get a PRAM battery from?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I think this is also another solution for another post I have made which was about free hard drive space...

    As soon as I put in the date it would let me copy and paste...

    But I found this by another forum member:
    I am running a Powerbook G4 12"

    Thanks for the useful site iPhil Ill have a look now!

    THanks
     
  6. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    As far as I can see none of these batteries work for the Powerbook 12" G4!

    Thanks
     
  7. NAG macrumors 68030

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    It does have a battery for the clock despite what people may say.

    This really isn't a do it yourself job. 12" powerbooks are a pain to get open (and closed).
     
  8. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    ANy idea of how much it would cost to fix it? And anyway to definately check this is the problem...

    Im guessing it wouldn't serve too well if I sold the laptop you see as apart from that its pretty much in pristine condition!

    Thanks

    p.s. im in the UK by the way so £'s are preferential!
     
  9. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Honestly, for the 12" powerbook I'd take it in to get it fixed. The thing is pretty tough to open up. (It may be a problem with one of the boards as the 12" is kind of different.)
     
  10. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Ill try ringing apple and see what they have to say! Thanks!
     

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