G3 Bl/Wht. date/time stuck in 1956??!!!...

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
...hi there!

wonderin if anyone could help with my problem of my older Blue/Wht G3 thinking its in 1956!!.

i keep re-setting it but every other time i switch it on its back in '56.

with a message telling me that the year date is set past 1973 and that i should change it because it may cause some applications not to work properly.

i do this and the 2nd or 3rd time i switch it on its back there '56!!!...

i was planning on getting a Sonnet G3 Zif upgrade but then should i not bother cause its this the start of the ending for my G3??...

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    You probably need to replace the LiIon battery on your motherboard.
  • Reply 2 of 4

    can i buy it from retailers or does if have to come stright from Apple ?...
  • Reply 3 of 4
    ...sorry about the spelling there, trying to stuff food in my mouth at the same time...hey you know how it is right?...
  • Reply 4 of 4
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    You should be able to pick up the battery at a Radio Shack or something. Look for a small battery on the motherboard, it might be purple or green in color. Just take that out and bring it to an electronics store and they'll probably have a replacement available.
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