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Start up issues, with Clock resetting to 1-1-2019

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dear All,

I would like to repeat an issue that I had mention in another thread, but I don't seem to have received a response.

When I start Safari I get a msg saying you are not connected.

Then I get a msg saying your date and time is 1-1-2019 so Safari won't start.

Screen Shot 2019-10-24 at 1.17.40 PM new.png

I correct the date and time and then Safari works properly. This has happened a number of times over the past few weeks.
Ouch ... "


So WHAT is making the Date and Time reset to 1-1-2019??

Would appreciate your help.
Thanks
mukund
 

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So WHAT is making the Date and Time reset to 1-1-2019??
Normally, I would say that it's a bad or weak PRAM battery but I don't believe your MBP uses one?
 
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Date problems are a sure sign of PRAM power issues. The pre-unibody Macbook/Pro do not come with PRAM batteries. They instead use a capacitor. Sometimes these capacitors "freeze" after a duration of no current going through it after it has discharged. Sometimes, they can be brought back to life after repeatedly resetting PRAM on the MBP a few times.

Try resetting PRAM a 5-10 times in a row and see if it helps.
 
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Thanks Ferrarr and Iggibar, for your replies.
I have given the MBP to a repairer.
He says it is a battery issue.
The battery I had bought (for $250) from Amazon.com is a perfect fit and recommended for this model, but it is not an ORIGINAL Apple battery. Consequently the Battery details indicate "No battery" and also the Battery charge cycles, and the Battery condition icon do not display.

I will be getting it back next week, and giving it to an authorised APPLE repair shop.
 

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The battery I had bought (for $250) from Amazon.com is a perfect fit and recommended for this model, but it is not an ORIGINAL Apple battery.
$250 for a replacement battery sounds awfully expensive.
This one sold by OWC is less than $100.- and being from OWC it should work perfectly with the Mac including battery cycles, condition, etc.
Replacement Battery for MacBook Pro 15-inch (2011-2012)
 

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$250 for a replacement battery sounds awfully expensive.
It would be expensive if the OP was living in the US or Canada, but since he lives in western India, the prices are probably quite inflated. ;)
 

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I actually looked at the location before I posted, but Pune didn't mean anything to me and I didn't feel like googling.
Besides, the battery was bought on amazon.com, so it seems shipping was more than the price of the battery.
 
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