3337 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2010 5:04 AM by pyry
I'm having the same issue. I cannot use automatic time&date because it sets it to the future. My lag is 5 hours. The analog clock shows the correct time 10:35am, but the digitial (and thus the computer) shows 3:35pm. This problem occur when I manually set date and time as well, only now the analog clock is the incorrect one. This is annoying, please advise.
I've been plagued by this problem ever since I got a new iMac with Leopard and migrated from my old with Tiger. I just found the solution in another thread. This worked for me. I hope it does for you also.
Author is Rod Hagen
In the Finder head to the "Go" menu, choose "Go to Folder..." and type in "/etc"
Now look for the "localtime" folder (within the etc folder) and drag it to trash. (It will ask you to authenticate yourself as someone with admin permissions when you do this).
Now go to System Preferences (under the Apple menu) and set your date, time zone etc up again.
(see http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2538 )
If this isn't the problem, then I'd be wondering about an issue with third party software (perhaps a clock widget or GPS software of some kind) causing problems.