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Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2010 8:33 AM (in response to BioShock)BioShock,
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The date reset is a tell-tale sign that the PRAM battery is weak or effectively dead. While that by itself would nominally only affect retaining your settings on a restart (see What's stored in PRAM?), your first step troubleshooting the connection problem would be to replace the PRAM battery. It's a 3.6v lithium battery, size 1/2 AA. Instructions for replacing the battery (depending on your eMac model) are at Battery Replacement Instructions or eMac: How to Replace the Backup Battery). You can sometimes find the battery as an in-stock item at places like Radio Shack, or you can find the battery online for significantly less (even allowing for shipping charges) by Googling "3.6v 1/2 AA battery".eMac 700MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 640MB RAM ABS Snow LaCie D2 HD; AL iMac 10.4.11 2 GB RAM; LaCie D2 DVD-RW