3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2007 7:48 PM by MyrkridianRhapsody
MyrkridianRhapsody Level 2 (470 points)
Hello, I was wondering why everytime I restart my iBook my clock resets to some date in 1969. Also I've noticed my folder views don't stay the same. Could this be due to starting up without the battery in, or is there an internal battery that may be dead? This is starting to get kind of annoying...

I'm running OS 10.4.9, dual usb 600 Mhz G3 iBook with 640 MB RAM, 80 GB Hitachi 7200 RPM HD, DVD Read/CD write drive and an airport card.

Also, just as a side question...is there anything else I can upgrade on this machine (other than a DVD burner, I dont need one)? I think I did everything but I want it to be the best it can be.

G4 Dual 550 Mhz Gigabit Ethernet Tower, 10, 30 180 GB HD, 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 600 Mhz (100 Mhz bus) G3 ibook Dual USB, 640 GB RAM, 80 GB 7200 RPM Hitachi HD
  • roam Level 6 (13,565 points)
    Hi MyrkridianRhapsody

    It is because you are starting up without the battery.
    Put the battery back in - and it has to have some charge - and your settings and date will be remembered.

    It seems you iBook is set up pretty well, unless you want to add a 24" cinema display

    regards roam
  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 (41,205 points)
    Just to explain a bit further, iBooks don't have an internal battery. They have a capacitor which keeps the settings long enough to switch batteries, but if you take the battery out and don't leave the iBook plugged into the adapter and electrical current, settings will be lost.
  • MyrkridianRhapsody Level 2 (470 points)
    Thank you Roam and Ronda. I figured that's what it was but wanted to make sure. This is my first laptop so I wasn't aware of that.