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System Date Reset to Dec. 2000 + Wifi Password/Choice Lost

This morning when I turned my Mac on the date was set back in 2000, and it my wireless network settings were lost. I reconnected to my router, and eventually the clock fixed itself.

Just wondering if this is a common problem, or something more serious? Has anyone experienced this before?


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Internal Battery problem

is usually associated with these symptoms.

You didn't tell us what Mac you have.


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System Info

Oh, sorry about that.

I'm using a Mac Mini, the most recent model I believe. It's running 10.6.3.

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Let's see what Apple writes. writes
"Important: If your computer does not retain parameter RAM (PRAM) settings when it is turned off, this generally indicates that the battery needs to be changed. Refer to Macintosh Family: Batteries and Part Numbers."

Link to Batteries is

The Mac Mini has one battery which is PN 922-6476 which is really the widely available CR2032. has them in packs of FIVE for $2.79.

Hope this helps,

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