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Computer clock resets to 1956 frequently.

I have a Macintosh G3 running OS 8.5.  Frequently, the computer clock resets to 1956. Each time I have to change the date in the Control Panels and it works fine for a few months and then out of the blue, it resets itself back to 1956.  Its bizarre!

Any ideas or suggestions?

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brian_bCommented:
Can be a few simple things.
1. If you're using any app such as TechTool or Apple-Option-P-R to reset your PRAM, then the date will reset to 1956. Along with the time, mouse, volume  settings and a bunch of other values.
2. Your battery is almost dead. It's a 3.6V 1/2 AA that can be bought for about $6 at Radioshack. Just open it up and take it out and bring it with you to a store that sells many batteries, such as lithium and all.
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dee43Author Commented:
Where is the battery located?  I never had to replace a Mac system battery.
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brian_bCommented:
Which G3 ya have? I can point ya right at it then. B&W or Beige MT or Desktop?
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dee43Author Commented:
Its the new G3, blueberry.
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brian_bCommented:
Here ya go, head to http://www.academ.com/info/macintosh/
This will give ya help on what it looks like and a picture if it's an imac. If you have a b&w g3, pull down the door and just look on the motherboard, you'll see it. They will look like the ones on this web site. These batteries are supposed to last 3-5 years, but it's possible you just got a bad one, or it's seated poorly.
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dee43Author Commented:
thanks!
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