12/31/1969

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    My husband recently bought the new Motorola Droid 2.1. We live in Arizona but he works in Alaska. He flew up today and when he landed and turned his phone on it reverted back to the date of 12/31/1969. Anyone know why this would happen? He has tried to reset the date, uninstall the battery and reinstall it. Nothing. Please help...
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    Try this:

    Place the phone in "Safe Mode"
    How?

    1. open the Qwerty Key board press and hold the menu key on the key board and the power key.
    the phone will shut down.
    When it comes back on it will display safe mode at the bottom of the screen
    2. check the calendar and see if it is showing right time now.
    3. to remove safe mode just power cycle the phone again

    I've seen this happen to many people. It's not an uncommon occurrence.
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    Never seen it on the date but sometimes when emails come from yahoo they have that date, also very annoying.
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    Go to settings, Date & Time, or something to that sort, and check automatic update for the time. If it is already checked, uncheck and check it again, and it should sync the time.
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    Have tried the date reset thru the settings menu but it reverts back each time I power down the phone. I will attempt the Menu + the power button to the safe mode next.
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    The phone was right both of those states are 40 years behind.

    j/kdancedroid
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    Be carefull with some of the attempts to fix it, you don't want to accidentally deactivate it.. I recall someone in alaska having to mail his droid back to the lower 48 states since you can't activate a verizon phone in alaska. I have no idea why but perhaps the network is slightly different up there.
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    If any of you have any insight on my similar issue...I'd appreciate any help :)

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/te...cant-delete-sms-date-shows-dec-31-1969-a.html

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    Talked to Verizon last night and all they wanted to do was reset the whole phone but being in AK I cannot do that because AK is on an extended network so the *228 doesn't work up there. I did reset the date in the settings menu then powered it down, took out the battery, came back up in the safe mode, verified date, then powered back on in regular mode and it seems to be ok on the date now. Still can't call out tho...hmmm???
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