Unibody Macbook has problems with date (Dec 31, 2000)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mbnewbie, May 19, 2010.

  1. mbnewbie macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2010
    So I bought a new unibody macbook in January, but today, I noticed a problem when I turned it on.
    It turned on and the date/ time preferences (which were on apple automatic) now said Dec 31, 2000 @ around 6:00 PM. I also was not able to log onto the internet at all, even though there were definitely networks that I can and have connected to in the past. I restarted the computer, and all the dates reverted back to normal and I also was able to connect to the internet (I stayed in the same location).

    Is this a problem with my PRAM? I'm afraid that if I ignore the problem, then it'll happen again, but with more severe consequences.

    Thank you in advance!
    Appreciate your help.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Your PRAM battery is failing, but isn't dead yet. I do not know if the PRAM battery is considered user-serviceable in any Mac, but I do know that it's very straightforward to replace it.
  3. Sir Lorad macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    I think it´s a good idea to contact Apple Support or take the macbook to your Apple Dealer.

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