Why cant my mac keep time?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by squeeks, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    i have a 5 dollar watch that keeps better time than my $2800 mbp

    twice in the past 2 months its decided to forget what time it is, only problem is it happens when its asleep so it doesnt check the time to correct its self then it doesnt wake me up in the morning, this is starting to be a problem as im told next time im late to work im going to be fired, so now i have to go buy spend 20 dollars on an alarm clock becuase my mac cant seem to keep track of time


    i know this was a problem mentioned on this board by someone not too long ago, but i cant find it, if anyone remebers or knows a fix ill be very greatful
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    its only a year old :(
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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  6. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    The OP stated it was an MBP. It only comes in Aluminum.

    To the OP, try resetting your PRAM, it may be corrupted.
     
  7. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yup, hoping someone had an easy fix though;)

    yup, not sure what the color has to do with it anyway...

    yeah ill try that

    how do you reset the PRAM? ...j/k:p
     
  8. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    I was trying to inject some humor.

    His machine can't keep time, it must be white.
     
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  10. merl1n macrumors 65816

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  11. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    still dont get it

    ocasionally

    yes..i know...thats why i said j/k
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Is time going wrong after switching between Windows and Mac OS X?
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Bingo. When you boot back into OS X, it doesn't know the time. Just open System Preferences and click Date & Time. It will automatically reset itself if you have it set to do that.
     
  14. squeeks thread starter macrumors 68040

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    eidorian suggested that but the first time it did it im almost positive i was not in bootcamp
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You mean it must be yellowing :D

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    Have you tried another application such as Awaken? It's possible the CMOS clock is broken.
     

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