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Time keeping This Alarm Clock DO NOT keep the correct time. I tried 3 differents units and they ALL gain time. Several seconds per day... and several minutes afters a few days.

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Re: Time keeping

Did you use the same batteries? try to use new ones... sorry i can't help you more

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My GE Clock radio doesn't keep time. Radio is working. Have I pressed a wrong button ??


There are basically three types of electronic clock.
Quite old-fashioned are those that use the frequency of the mains electricity it is plugged into as a means of approximately keeping time. For practical purposes this type is more accurate than most mechanical types but may lose or gain a little and need adjusting from time-to-time.
If this type becomes unreliable there is nothing the user can do about it and an engineer would be needed or perhaps the garbage or recycling would be a better place.

The second type is the now very common quartz type where the clock circuitry keeps time by being triggered by a very accurate quartz crystal oscillator.
These types are generally so accurate it is worth providing battery back-up in case of power failure as well as preserving alarm and reminder settings.
If this type becomes inaccurate it indicates a problem with the circuitry and again recycling is probably the most practical option, though accumulated damp and dust inside can affect the delicate circuitry which might be restored to accuracy after a thorough internal clean.
I once had similar trouble with my clock radio which was caused in this instance by me forgetting how to operate it correctly. Spending a half-hour playing around with it refreshed my memory so in future I will remember when I have set the alarm to return the display to the clock.

The third type of clock is the radio controlled type that is set and keeps time by receiving a radio signal from a national atomic clock. They can do strange or unusual things if the signal is not being received properly or the clock is faulty but there is usually a function for setting the time manually though in my limited experience these aren't clocks for everyone and they aren't suitable for every location.
Good luck!

Feb 08, 2015 | GE Clock Radios

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Instructions


From the manual:

Setting the Clock
1. Press and hold the Time Set Button until the display begins flashing
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the time. Holding a button for a few seconds will advance or reverse the time rapidly. Set the correct AM/PM time, shown by the PM Indicator on the display
3. After setting the time, press the Enter Button or wait about ten seconds for the unit to beep twice and the display to return to the normal mode

Setting the Calendar (It is important to set the correct date in order to use the 7-5-2 Alarm settings)
1. Press and hold the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the display flashes and the year replaces the month/day at the bottom of the display
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the correct year, and then press the Enter Button. The unit will beep and the display will show the month and day. Again, press the Reverse or Forward
Button to set the current date
3. After setting the date, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the normal display mode

Setting the AM/FM Radio Alarm
1. Press and hold the Radio Alarm Button until the settings and radio frequency appear on the display.
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the alarm time.
3. Use the AM/FM Band Button or the Memory Set 1-6 Buttons to select a radio station to wake up to. Adjust the alarm volume using the Volume Thumbwheel
4. After setting the wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, Monday through Friday, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that you have set the date, as shown in the Setting the Clock and Calendar section. While the display is still flashing, press the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the desired setting is shown at the top of the display.
5. After you have programmed the radio alarm, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the clock display. The Radio Alarm Indicator will appear on the display, showing that the alarm is set.

Setting the Nature Sounds Alarm
1. Press and hold the Sounds Alarm Button until the settings and Nature Sounds Indicator appear
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the alarm time
3. Use the Nature Sounds Button to select a nature sound to wake to. There is a choice of four sounds:
Sound #1: Ocean Surf
Sound #2: Forest Spring
Sound #3: Rushing Brook
Sound #4: Summer Wind
4. After setting the wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, Monday through Friday, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that you have set the date, as shown in the Setting the Clock and Calendar section. While the display is still flashing, press the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the desired setting is shown at the top of the display.
5. After you have programmed the nature sounds alarm, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the clock display. The Nature Sounds Alarm Indicator will appear on the display.

Setting the Buzzer Alarm
1. Press and hold theBuzzer Alarm Buttonuntil the alarm setting appears on the display.
2. Press the Reverse or Forward Button to set the alarm time.
3. After setting the wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, Monday through Friday, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that you have set the date, as shown in the Setting the Clock and Calendar section. While the display is still flashing, press the Date Set/7-5-2 Button until the desired setting is shown at the top of the display.
4. After you have programmed the buzzer alarm, press the Enter Button or wait ten seconds to return to the clock display. The Buzzer Alarm Indicator will appear on the display, showing that the alarm is set.

Dec 06, 2013 | Timex T309TT Clock Radio

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Need instructions for Discovery Kids Projection Daisy Bloom Alarm Clock


1.set time: hold down "clock" button for five seconds, then use up and down arrows to change, and press "clock" button once to toggle between month/day/year/hour/minute. Try it a few times b/c sometimes it just goes to the alarm setting (i don't know why, i think it's a glitch).
2.set alarm: hold down "alarm" button for 5 seconds, use up and down arrows to change, press "alarm" button once to toggle between hour/minute. press "clock" button to return to clock
3.turn on/off alarm: press "alarm" button once, press up to turn alarm on and press up again to turn alarm off. press "clock" button to return to clock
4.to project the images: push the buttons that look like video cameras. to focus the image, rotate the cylinder around the lens that projects the image. on the daisy clock, there's a button on top that you can use to flip the projected image of the time upside down. use the dial next to the lens-cylinders to select a different image (you may need to point the cylinders in a different direction to reach the dial)

Aug 19, 2013 | Bon-Ton Kids Discovery Kids Projection...

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How do i set my alarm and when do i know it is on or off....keeps coming on and i dont know how to shut off the alarm...thank you


This clock radio features a dual alarm system, with two separate alarms that can be operated independently. The alarms can be set to wake two people at different times, or to have a main alarm and a backup. One alarm features your choice of radio stations as an alarm wake sound, while the second features a buzzer wake sound. You can set the radio alarm, the buzzer alarm, or both alarms.
Setting Radio Alarm
1. Press the "Alarm Set" Button. The display will flash and the Radio Alarm Indicator will appear. If you do not begin setting the time within ten seconds of pressing the it, the display will stop flashing andd you will need to press the "alarm Set Button again. 2. While the display flashes, press the "Tuning/Set" Buttons to set the wake time. Hold a button for a few seconds to advance the time rapidly. Be sure to set the correct AM/PM time, as shown by the PM Indicator. 3. After setting the radio alarm time, you will need to select the station to wake up to. First, press the "AM/FM" Button to select a radio frequency. Next, select a station using the "Radio Preset Buttons". Rotate the Volume Thumbwheel to set a wake sound volume level. 4. After setting the radio alarm wake time and sound, you will need to select your 7-5-2 setting. The 7-5-2 setting lets you set the alarm for a full week, weekdays only, or the weekend. Before setting the alarm, be sure that the correct date is set. 5. After you have set the radio alarm wake time, wake sound, and 7-5-2 setting, press the "Alarm Set" Button twice so that the display shows the standard, non-flashing display.
Setting Buzzer Alarm
1. Press the "Alarm Set" Button twice. The display will flash and the Buzzer Alarm Indicator will appear. 2. While the display flashes, press the "Tuning/Set" Buttons to set the wake time, as described above. 3. After setting the buzzer wake time, use the "Date/7-5-2" Button to select the buzzer. 4. After you have set the buzzer wake time and 7-5-2 setting, press the "Alarm Set" Button once so that the display shows the standard, non- flashing display.
Activating the Alarms
1. To activate the radio alarm, press the "Radio Alarm" Button so that the Radio Alarm Indicator appears on the display. As long as this indicator appears, the alarm will sound at the set time and days. 2. To activate the buzzer alarm, press the "Buzzer Alarm" Button so that the Buzzer Alarm Indicator appears on the display. As long as this indicator appears, the alarm will sound at the set time and days. 3. When the alarm sounds, press the " Off/Reset" Button to turn off the alarm while still maintaining the programmed 7-5-2 alarm settings. To turn off an alarm and cancel its 7-5-2 settings, press its "Alarm Button" so that its Alarm Indicator no longer appears on the display. 4. To activate the snooze feature, press the "Snooze/Night-Light" Bar when the alarm sounds. The alarm will shut off for approximately nine minutes before sounding again. The feature can be repeated several times during the one-hour snooze cycle. 5. If it is not turned off, the alarm will sound for an hour before stopping. As long as an Alarm Indicator appears on the display, the alarm will sound at the set time, according to the 7-5-2 settings.

Mar 23, 2011 | Timex Auto-Set Dual Alarm Digital Clock...

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I have a clock that will only come up as pacific time zone time. I am in central time zone in the usa. How can I correct this as it does not allow me to input any time changes manually? I have tried...


1. press "MODE" (it will show the alarm time)

2. press "ADJUST" (this will switch the time zones)

3. when it is on the desired time zone, press "MODE" to return to the clock.


Mar 15, 2011 | Clock Radios

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Set clock, date, alarm on SI686 CD/ Radio / Alarm Clock with Sound Soother


Can you clarify what you need help with? To SET THE CLOCK push the "Mode" button twice. (The current time setting flashes on the display) Once it is flashing, Decrease the hours by pressing "1" Increase hours by pressing "2" Decrease minutes by pressing "3" and increase minutes by pressing "4". If no additional buttons are pressed the time will reset in about 10 seconds and the display will stop blinking.

TO SET THE DATE press the "mode" button 4 times. The current date setting will flash on the display. Decrease the date by pressing 3. Increase the date by pressing 4.

Decrease months by pressing 1. Increase the months by pressing 2. The date will reset in about 10 seconds when you stop pushing the buttons.

TO SET THE ALARM Press the "mode "button once. The display will begin to flash. Change the hours by pressing either 1 (increase) or 2 (decrease). To change the minutes, press 3 or 4. 3 decreases the minutes and 4 increases the minutes. Once you have the time reset, leave the unit alone for about 10 seconds. the display will stop blinking indicating the time has been reset.

TO ACTIVATE THE ALARM push the round button on the far right. You will see the alarm icon come on or off on the LCD display on the right side. Be sure you have set the AM or PM time correctly on the alarm time. It helps to recheck this now as I have made this mistake several times.

If you get stuck on military time and want the 12 hour clock the answer is posted on this site, as well.

Hope this helps.

Dec 25, 2010 | Sharper Image SI686 Clock Radio

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Savings time


This is more of a Clarification than a solution.
I've determined that the SS-5000 is not recognizing the changes to DST that happened in 2007.

From 1986 to 2006 this was the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, but starting in 2007, it is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding about a month to daylight saving time.

So in March the clock is still trying to keep the "earler" time and in November it's trying to keep the 'later' time.

I'm contacting HomeMedics Support to see if there's a resolution.

Mar 17, 2008 | Homedics Sound Spa Premier SS-5000 Clock...

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Centrios Atomic Desk Clock/Temperature


Here is how you adjust the time zone:
1.) push MODE till "AL" appears after the minute.
2.) tap "SET" (tap means push but do not hold) and time zone will advance.

3.) THE TRICK: The Time Zone can only be set in the Alarm Mode. Make sure you so not push and hold "SET" until the hour flashes as you would to set the alarm time. You just go into Alarm Mode and tap "SET" to advance the Time Zone by one zone per tap. When the Time Zone is where you want it, tap MODE to return to the clock and set the correct time.

Nov 08, 2007 | Clock Radios

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RCA alarm clock - RP3721 - crystal or AC for time?


They used to use crystals to help the timer ics to keep time but since the development of Micropros. all this is built in to one chip. Now they will use a resonator or a small crystal for the timing clock of the micro but nowdays the manufacture uses that clock to keep all in check. If your gaining time you probably are having problems with your ac duty cycle as this also keeps clocks in check.. This would not affect most devices but could be a problem. But of course a defective Micro could also cause this gain in time And probably is?? Now a battery backup is nothing more then a battery in line with the Microproccesors B+ terminal through of course a diode as well as a voltage limiter resistor to take over the B+ when the units ac supply is absent..

Mar 03, 2006 | RCA RP3721 Clock Radio

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