Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Oct 18, 2013
    Posts
    2
    Weird date/time error on my mid 2010 macbook pro
    I move around my house with my computer, and I'd left the charger cable downstairs and forgot about the battery until it was at 1% and the trackpad was acting weird. So I closed it and went and grabbed the cable (standard course of action when there's a low battery for me) and instead of saving the state of the machine to memory it shut down and took maybe twice or three times as long as it usually takes to boot. When I'd loaded it and logged in, it told me that the date was before January 1, 2005 (Or a similar date, I don't remember, I closed the error box) and that this could cause errors. When I opened the date the date was set to December 31, 2000. I did some google searching and apparently it's a PRAM battery problem (whatever that is) that occurs in mid 2009 macbook pros. The warranty probably isn't still going because the trackpad is cracked (still works fine). So far I haven't discovered any other problems. I regularly discharge my battery close to 1% and sometimes it completely discharges if I don't plug it in fast enough, but I heard that doing this makes the battery last longer :/

    I'm getting a new laptop next year, so having a few stupid errors isn't so bad, but is there anything I can do about this error so that it does not occur again?

  2. #2

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,625
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    What specific year/notebook do you have and what version of OS X are you running on it? That'll help us to give you more specified help.

    Did you reset the time and date in System Preferences yet? If so, has the time/date changed again?

    Your notebook's battery will last longer if you keep it plugged in most of the time. It is good to fully discharge the battery once every 30 or 60 days, but not on a regular basis.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Oct 18, 2013
    Posts
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    What specific year/notebook do you have and what version of OS X are you running on it? That'll help us to give you more specified help.

    Did you reset the time and date in System Preferences yet? If so, has the time/date changed again?

    Your notebook's battery will last longer if you keep it plugged in most of the time. It is good to fully discharge the battery once every 30 or 60 days, but not on a regular basis.
    It's a mid 2010 macbook (What it says in About This Mac) and I am running Lion. I've already reset the time in System Preferences. It has not changed back again.

    Thanks!

  4. #4

    MYmacROX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts
    3,625
    Specs:
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Ok, well hopefully it doesn't happen again. If it does, you can try resetting the PRAM but I'm not sure if that affects date/time. Give this KB a read and see if any of that info helps.
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Macbook pro 2010 Mid shuts down
    By rhensley11 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-05-2014, 03:03 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2011, 01:04 PM
  3. Is the mid-2010 13'' MacBook Pro good?
    By silencerar in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-21-2010, 03:44 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •