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I volunteer at local elem school. they have an old imac os x that they use for games/teaching for the kids. it is not connected to the internet. there are at least 2 problems i see on the system. the time and date area incorrect. i tried to fix it, however, all the features are grayed out. i rebooted a few times, however, still cannot update the time/date.

there is also a game the kids are to play to help with hand/eye coordination. they play about 5 minutes, then the screen starts to 'black-out'. maybe it will come back with a reboot, but often not.

is there anything i can do to correct these issues, or is this computer dead?

the version is 10.3.9, so I know it is a really old version.

(maybe this is one of the reasons our kids are at the bottom of the education heap?) thanks for any assistance anyone can provide.
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Hey There... I would like to know the specs... Hardrive, ram, model...
i can suggest a few thing with the knowledge you have given me... I suggest that you find a mac OSX disk and reinstall mac OSX but this m ay be a lot simpler than that.. please give me your specs and i will reply
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the options are probably grayed out because you are not an admin, or you did not click the little lock icon in the corner to unlock the prefs.
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Did you untick the box saying "Set Time and Date Automatically"? That along with pressing the unlock botton you should be able to set the time and date.
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Guys i think it's a ram problem or a software problem... my iMac G3 did this while running the first OSX and i reinstalled it.... that kind of fixed it but once i changed up the ram.... it was all fixed
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Hey ...I run 10.2 on an lime green iMac...its not that bad. I would reinstall the OS as kids have messing with this computer for a wail and who knows how corrupt the system is buy now. Just repaired a "school PC" for a client it had all kinds of problems.
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Time and date error indicate a failing PRAM battery. Replace for about $5.00 or less. Not much help for the fading screen as CRT screens are just about history.

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer...gy/BAA36VPRAM/
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