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December 31, 1969

Monday, September 22nd, 2003 · 4 Comments

If I remember correctly, the “beginning” of the Mac’s calendar is December 31, 1969. That being the case, it seems that I’ve gone back to the beginning of time.

On the plane flying home yesterday Jen and I watched the beginning of Spaceballs, followed by all of Best in Show. The timing of the end of the latter perfectly coincided with the end of the battery’s charge. I plugged in and turned on the PowerBook this evening to download some photos from the weekend (apparently iPhoto doesn’t have a way to view the contents of a memory card?) and just noticed that the time and date are all screwy.

If I remember my Mac technician days, it would seem that my internal battery is dead. This is annoying, considering the computer’s only 2 weeks old — albeit refurbished. Is it time for a visit to the local Apple store already?

In the background right now photos were downloading. But here’s the annoying thing that keeps happening: The camera’s power turns off. It seems that during the process that compares downloaded photo to already-downloaded photos, the camera goes into some kind of passive mode and automatically shuts down.

Tags: apple

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shreyank // Sep 22, 2003 at 6:53 pm

    There was a problem back with 10.2.4 but apple supposedly fixed it.

    I’m not sure if there is anything you can do to fix this, but the easy way out would be to set your computer to sync to the network time server.

  • 2 Brian Mathieu // Sep 29, 2003 at 5:32 pm

    I’m not positive, but I don’t think Powerbooks have internal batteries, just the main one. I think only desktops have internal batteries.

  • 3 Darryl // Oct 10, 2003 at 11:27 am

    After ressetting the power manager on close to 650 MLTI iBooks, every one has reset to December 31, 1969.

    This date issue seems to be connected to many battery problems, as I have seen it many other times other than after a power manager reset.

  • 4 tony // Jun 18, 2004 at 1:52 pm

    I too have had problems with my power book battery..and same and time keep resetting to 1969..annoying because my machine isn’t plugged into the internet so no clock sync for this cat..thought maybe there was a rift in space time..glad it’s just a programming issue.