MacBook Pro :: Random Clock Restart On Restart On Early 2009 MBP?

Feb 2, 2010

I restarted my computer, and when it booted back up the clock was reset to Dec 31 2000. I did not change the clock, and my control settings are password locked.

Should I be concerned about this, and has this happened to anybody else?

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OS X :: Clock Sets To Some Random Time After Every Restart

Nov 15, 2009

Everytime I restart my computer my clock sets to some random time! I've never had this problem before, and no matter how many times I set it back it always changes. That and my weather widget always changes to some random city.

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MacBook :: Freezing At Random Intervals Forcing To Manually Restart

Feb 3, 2012

In the last few weeks my Macbook has started be begin freezing at seemingly random intervals. It is a 2008 Macbook, not a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. At first this was only once a day, or once every other day, but it has gotten progressively worse. By today, I can't go more than 2 or 3 hours without it freezing, forcing me to manually restart the computer. The freezing is not application specific; once it freezes with one application, if I try to pull up anything on the menu bar, the menu bar proceeds to freeze. I haven't made any recent major changes to the computer, and it had been working perfectly fine before now. I'm working on scanning it in case it is a virus, but this is seeming increasingly unlikely.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Random Restart When Wake Up From Sleep Running OS X Maverick 10.9.2

Aug 29, 2014

My macbook onward restart when waking up from sleep, but no error message appear . Plus all my program and website reload back  as before. Only problem is why it restart occasionally and it is normal. I don't have that  symptom on earlier. Now using maverick 10.9.2

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OS X :: Cause Of Random Restart Running 10.6.5

Dec 1, 2010

What would cause random restart? Maybe one in 15 times, when I lock my display, I will find that in the morning, my computer had restarted without my doing. Irritating as I rely on it for an alarm clock and as I have to log in, the alarm doesn't restart in the event this happens (almost overslept an exam today because of this). I am on a late 09 mb with 10.6.5 running.

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Mac Pro :: 2009 Not Restart Or Shutdown

Apr 1, 2010

my mac pro 8 core intermittently will not shut down or turn off. Happens about 20% time. When I tell it to shut down, the finder will quit, finder menu goes away, the dock will stay on the screen and the computer will not turn off. This happened right after I used bootcamp to install win 7 on a dedicated HHD. I was hoping upgrading to 10.6.3 will fix, but the problem still happens about 20% of times. I'm willing to re-format and re-install snow leopard if thats what it takes

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Power Mac :: After Suspension Of Hard Drive Activity, Unable To Restart It (must Shutdown And Restart)

Jun 22, 2012

when occurs a suspension of hard drive activity, manually or after a period of inactivity, this suspension seems to be incomplete (a ventilator continue to run) therefore my mac (power-mac G5, OS 10.4.11) is unable to restart, no possible action from the keyboard (I must shut down and restart)

PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.4), & PowerBook (10.3.9)

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OS X :: You Need To Restart Your Computer Hold Down The Power Button Or Press Restart?

Apr 14, 2009

Whenever I open my mac mini it comes up with the same message "You need to restart your computer hold down the power button or press restart" in four different languages.

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Power Mac G5 :: Try And Restart It Switches Off But Will Not Restart?

Oct 7, 2007

I have a DP 2.5GHz PowerPC G5 which is giving me problems. It is on all the time (server). If I try and restart it switches off but will not restar. Also, if it crashes (only happens once every few months) then it will not automatically restart. I have replaced the internal battery but this has not helped. I have also reset the PMU. Any ideas what may be going on here?

PB G4 12" and G5 DP 2.5GHz
Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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MacBook Pro :: Getting Message Of "you Must Restart Your Computer" But It Will Not Restart/

May 12, 2012

I was using garage band when the screen popped up saying that i need to restart my computer. i tried holding down the power button but the screen is frozen. the computer is making a quiet clicking sound. if i close the laptop the light stays on and the sound persists.

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Mac Mini :: Restart Message - Hold Power Button / Press Restart Button

Apr 29, 2009

I have just shipped my Mac Mini to its new home and I've had reports that the panic error is appearing on boot up: "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button for several seconds or press the Restart Button." This screen appears on the blue window just after the grey apple screen has disappeared and does not get as far as the desktop at the same point each time. We have tried to reinstall mac OS from the original install disk but holding the "C" Key or the "Option" Key down on restart doesn't boot from disc. Is there a way you can view the Kernel Panic log before you boot into Mac OS so we can try and pin point the source of this problem. I'm wondering if this could have been the result of the shipping that has caused some hardware to come loose.

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp Restart - Option Won't Work After Windows Restart?

Apr 29, 2007

This is a problem I've noticed on two Macs I currently own. First I had my 20" iMac with Vista installed, and currently I have a 24" iMac with XP installed. In both cases, when I'm in Windows and need to restart (for whatever reason) and want to go back into Windows instead of OS X, the Option key does not function correctly to bring up the OS select screen, and instead will go straight to OS X, as that is the default OS I have set up to boot into.

So basically, if I restart from OS X, the Option key works fine and I can choose to go into Windows, but restart from Windows and I have no choice in the matter, it makes me go into OS X. Any idea why?

My first thought is that it has to do with the fact that I'm using Apple's bluetooth keyboard (and mouse), but once the computer has actually restarted, why would it matter? Does the computer remember the BIOS from Windows when it restarts, and therefore fails to recognize my bluetooth? For the record I have to turn my keyboard off then on again when entering windows to get it to be recognized and work, but not the mouse, which works fine.

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MacBook Pro :: MBP 17" Early 2009 And HD Video?

Nov 16, 2010

first post the forum but active reader with the site and everything. Hopefully someone can provide me with some good advice and counsel about my computer.2.66 - 4GB model with standard gfx and everythingI have Final Cut Studio installed on my computer and I have shot 1080p video on my Canon T2i. Heres my problem: Whenever I play back the HD video in final cut it usually lags pretty bad - when I play a full 1080p movie thru quicktime with barely any programs open then it seems to lag or skip too.I'm just surprised this machine can't seem to handle such video. I reinstalled my OS a month ago and noticed some improvement. Even with the "Better Performance" option checked in Energy under system pref.

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Macbook Pro Early 2009 Won't Write To Disk

Apr 18, 2012

My Macbook Pro Early 2009 won't write to disk. It has, since I purchased the unit had challenges reading DVD's at times. It will say "Skipping Damages Section" often. It used to write. Now, when using iMovie, and then iDVD, it takes an hour and produces a blank DVD. Other than a lens cleaner, how do I test the drive before my AppleCare runs out?

MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Find Kernal Errors On Early 2009 17"

Jun 25, 2009

I've had it I've gotten twenty kernal errors. After some perusing of the forums I learned this is not a normal thing, which makes me hate it even more. I haven't altered the hardware on my computer at all.

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MacBook Pro :: (17-inch, Early 2009) Install A Replacement Hard Drive?

Apr 20, 2012

I'm looking to the size of the Hard disk drive in my 2009 17-inch pro. But can't find if the case will take a 1T HDD or not. As the 1T drive are around 12mm and not 9.5mm of the smaller one right now.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Unable To Get MP Early 2009 Power?

Dec 19, 2009

i got a MacPro 09 8 Cores and has no power, i tried taking it down to minimum configuration, I suspect the backboard to be the culprit. I'm an Apple Tech and work at a service center, I already ordered Power Supply and backboard.

Ive been reading that I can use a flathead screw driver to turn on computer by shorting two pads on the board.. i checked the service manual and says nothing on how to jump it, but that u can.. has anybody tried jumping the Mac Pro through the Pads?

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Mac Pro :: Early 2009 Graphics Fan Is Very Loud?

Mar 12, 2012

I think something might be wrong with the video card. The fan is very loud at all times and gets louder on flash or video sites. The fan speed is usually double the other fans.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: 32 MB Cache In 1 TB Hard Disk In Early 2009 MP?

May 17, 2009

If you bought an Early 2009 Mac Pro with the 1 TB hard disk drive, what is the brand and model? I am most interested in knowing if the 1 TB HDD is a 32 MB cache or a 16 MB cache.

I believe if you get your Mac Pro with the 640 KB HDD it's only with a 16 MB cache.

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IMac Early 2009 Graphic Crash

Jun 21, 2012

Sometimes my Mac crashes, with graphic glitches.This doesn't only happen using OSX. So I think that it is an hardware issue. How can I do? I've paid 2000 euros only 3 years ago. I don't want to change my computer again! Please, don't say me to update my OS. I've downgraded to SL because Lion.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Mini :: Install Uneven Pairs Of RAM In Early 2009?

Mar 27, 2009

I just bought the base model Mac Mini yesterday, and I am going to tear it open today to put in a bigger hard drive and more RAM. My question is...since I don't need the entire 4GB of RAM, I am happy with 3GB. The system has one 1GB chip in there already, so can I simply just pop in a second 2GB chip for a total of 3GB? I wasn't sure if they had to be installed in pairs or not. Is there any downside besides obviously the memory not being under Apple's warranty?

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Mac Pro :: Internal SATA Controller That Boots For Early 2009 With SL

Nov 28, 2009

I picked up one of the DX4 adapters from Maxupgrades - and it holds my 4 SSDs beautifully. Now I am looking for a host adapter that I can connect all 4 to create a Strip and boot off of. I am currently using a Sonnet E4i but it doesnt support booting. My Christmas wish: an internal SATA host adapter that allows booting and works with snow leopard.

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Intel Mac :: Will US Early 2009 Work In South Africa

Jun 13, 2012

I am moving. I know that mobile and portable devices will work, but will a desktop? I do not see voltage guidance on the iMac casing.

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OS X :: 15" Unibody Mid - 2009 MBP - 10.5.7 Random Beachballs

Aug 5, 2009

I've got lockups occurring on a 15" unibody mid-2009 MBP that last for 30 seconds at a time and then magically clear up. I get a beachball during this time. Happens in various apps (safari, mail, textedit, adium, firefox, etc). Activity Monitor shows DiskIO going to zero during these lockups - seems like any app that accesses (read/writes) to disk hangs during these times. I've looked at System Profiler, smartctl, hardware diagnostics, and disk utility and all say my drive is fine. Also ran xbench and the numbers look ok.

Seems other people are also having problems in the official support forums: [URL] Has anyone else seen this? Trying to figure out if this is a general issue or a few of us have bad hardware. Apple support is giving me the usual run around.

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Mac Mini :: C2D 2.0 (Early 2009) - Stick With Regular Snow Leopard

Dec 12, 2010

I'm about to pick up a used Mac Mini 2.0GHz, 160HD, 1GB RAM, and with Snow Leopard Server. I don't know much about the Snow Leopard Server OS and I was wondering if I should stick with regular Snow Leopard. I'm only using the Mac Mini for HTPC and streaming media to my iPhone and iPad.

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Hardware :: Early 2009 Airport Extreme And Mac Address Filtering?

Apr 22, 2009

I just installed my new airport extreme base station.

I want to set it up for Mac Address filtering. Can this be done? I only see where it can be set to allow certain times only.

I want to set it like my old D-Link router where only the Mac Addresses listed are allowed on the network, even if the network password is correctly entered.

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Mac Pro :: Early 2009 2.66ghz Quad Core - Cannot Connect Microphone

Mar 19, 2010

i'm using the early 2009 2.66ghz quad-core and i'm having some strange line-in/microphone issues. i'm trying to connect a microphone and record some stuff in garage band. in system preferences>sound>input, line in is selected. when i speak into the microphone it indicates it is picking up sound because the input-level meter lights up, but i do not hear it through the speakers nor when i try to record in garage band. i can use the same microphone on my friend's early 2009 2.93ghz 24" imac and record and hear the sound, so i am doubtful it is the microphone. i'm not too sure what else to try at this point.

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Mac Mini :: What Hard Drive Would Early 2009 Need If Wanted To Upgrade It

May 14, 2012

i wanted to upgrade my hard drive will any hardrive fit it or has it got to be something special?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Pro :: Biggest Capacity Hard Drive Can Install Into Early 2009

Jun 1, 2012

I am slowly getting to the limit of my 2tb hard drive and would like to purchase the largest drive possible. It is mainly for my itunes library. So if i can split the library into seperate parts easily i could just buy another 2tb. Would like to hear suggestion about sizes of hard drives compatible with early 2009 mac pro or hints on how to split itunes library into diff parts.

Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.2), its actually OS X 10.7.3

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Intel Mac :: Screen Flicker And Glitch On 24", Early 2009?

Jun 7, 2012

For a while now, my iMac has been having somewhat random display glitches, flickers, freezes, and kernel panics that can only be fixed by shutting down the computer. Most of these screen glitches go like this: The display flickers black quickly, letting me know that an issue is going to arise. The issues that could happen are as follows:A blue line glitch (very common)a random artifact glitch (somewhat uncommon)a freeze-up (very common) a kernel panic 

There are several types of "display glitches" I've been experiencing. Some of them involve random artifacts that are randomly displayed and seem to be hovering over whatever is going on on the screen–for example, once I was browsing Facebook and the glitch occurred, so a square of my browser screen was sort of cut out and stuck on the screen above everything else going on. The issue wasn't fixed until I restarted the computer. This glitch, however, wouldn't show up in screenshots. These are somewhat less common because it seems if this one happens then it either gets worse very fast and there are random pieces of my active windows all over the screen or it freezes the computer up entirely, or even results in a kernel panic. 

Another "display glitch" that is far more common is a sort of line glitch. It's very strange: blue lines will outline random shapes and things all over the screen. Pictures on my browser appear distorted and videos look VERY weird. The dock has the lines and random blue pixels as well. The desktop background appears distorted. This glitch often starts with the screen flickering black and the various blue lines appearing. The lines change shape as the objects on the screen move around.The issue doesn't appear in screenshots but I documented it by taking crude videos and pictures on my phone that give examples.

Here's a link to my video of a video about a nonrelated screen glitch. I was actually searching Google for a solution but it turned out to be unhelpful, but since the screen glitch happened to be going on I decided to record it as an example. Notice how the blue lines move with the video...

NOTE: My computer actually JUST screen glitched and froze up completely, at which point I had to shut it down and reboot. Luckily the post was saved! Just in case you were wondering how often these things occur.

This issue is getting worse and worse. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it seems like graphics-intensive programs like 3D games can trigger it–especially, it seems, when I toggle on and off fullscreen. It looks like it could be a graphics card issue, because if it was a software problem it would seem like it should show up in the screenshots. It's sort of an underwhelming graphics card, but meh. My mom is having a panic attack and backing up everything on the computer and we're thinking about just reinstalling OS X altogether.

Here's some general info about the computer:General info: Model Name: iMac  Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz  Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2  L2 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 4 GB  Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Graphics and Displays:Chipset Model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 120  Type:GPU  Bus:PCIe  PCIe Lane


AppleTV 2, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 24-inch iMac, Early 2009

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