My laptop reverted to its factory date/time/wallpaper setting - to worry or not?
July 31, 2011 1:24 PM Subscribe
Cat chewed through my macbook power cord. I tried to fix it, but when I plugged it in it sparked a little bit and then went out. I bought a new charger, and when I booted my mac up, everything was fine except the time and date needed to be reset and my desktop wallpaper had changed to the default background. Should I be worried?
posted by Lutoslawski to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
My friend's cat gnawed on my Macbook Pro 60W charger. Some of the wires were exposed. I tried putting some electrical tape on it and plugged it in - and nothing. So I took off the tape and plugged it in again and it sparked, sent some power to my computer, and then went out. The computer was NOT on when I did this. I got a new charger and booted up my laptop - but the date read 7/31/2000 and the desktop had reverted to the default wallpaper. I reset the time and date, and everything else seems to be working just fine.
Do I need to do anything? Should I be worried? Do I need to take it to the mac store?
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