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

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    Hi,
    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

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    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

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

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