An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans

Really whacked out computer problems - Help?!

Okay...this is really strange. I really need help with this one cuz I have no idea what could have caused it.

Type of computer: Laptop - Mac Powerbook G4

I came home yesterday to find my laptop had turned itself off. This is odd because it was plugged in so shouldn't have run out of batteries at all.

I figure its in sleep mode. Nope, totally off. So I turn it on.

It tells me that my computer's clock is set for a date before March 2001 and that I need to manually set my clock. Odd. I do so, but its set for the correct date and time, wtf? I check my dashboard calendar and my computer seems to think its December 1969.

If I unplugged the laptop, even after what would seem adequate time for charging, my battery level would show its fully charged but then suddenly the computer will turn off, seconds after unplugging it. When I turn it back on it doesn't go from a sleep mode back on if I plug it in, it restarts the computer.

I've taken the battery out, let it sit, put it back in, same result. This is a brand new battery so it shouldn't be that the battery is out of juice I wouldn't think.

I have no idea what could have happened. Would maybe a short in the electrical system in my house fry my computer's battery or something like that maybe? I didn't notice anything odd with anything else in the house that was also plugged in. I honestly can't figure out what had happened.

Any advice on this would be great. Thanks!

*edit* and now as I update this LJ thinks its December 1969 as well because my computer is messed up. And my computer has taken /this long/ to realize it is not 4:30 PM but 8:30 AM :/
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