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Aug 6, 2001, 08:10 PM
I have an iMac 600 Mhz. Whenever I shutdown and plug out the power over night, on startup the date and time reverts to Jan 01, 1904, 12.00 am.
Could it be the battery ALREADY? It's just 4 months old!
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Aug 7, 2001, 12:31 AM
Sorry! That's what it is.

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Aug 7, 2001, 12:58 AM
It may be caused by the PRAM battery, replace the battery with a new one.

[ 08-07-2001: Message edited by: MacMonster ]
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Aug 7, 2001, 01:30 AM
Since it's just 4 months old, couldn't you use your Apple warranty?

I put a V-TECH sticker on my iMac DV 400 and i'm burnin' Geo Metro's left and right.
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Aug 7, 2001, 05:13 PM
this just happened to me--power went out. when it came back on, it was 1904.

ijust got this imac at christmas......is it possible this battery thing is already dead? if so, do i actually have to pay for a new one? sounds like a bogus battery to me.

also, i keep getting this strange error message on startup, saying my "network time" and "timezone" are incorrect......is this related to the battery issue?


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