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Every time i would turn on the radio it change year and the time gose to 12:00 am what can i do and the radio stops

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This problem is discussed in your instruction manual. Replace the lithium battery. Pull your battery out & take it with you. I had to go to Radio Shack to find a replacement battery for mine. I believe this should take care of the problem.

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Daylight savings time changes at wrong date on my brookstone 'smartset' alarm clock. (It changes at the old date, of course - so it is wrong 4 times a year...)


The DST schedule is hardwired into the older clocks and cannot be modified to run on the new schedule. If the clock has a DST switch, you can can turn it OFF and reset the clock only twice a year. On my old "ATOMIC" clock, I've set the DST function OFF, and I use the time zone switch for my adjustments. Sorry, but your only other choice is a new clock.

Bill B

Apr 05, 2010 | Brookstone SmartSet CD Alarm Clock Radio

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Daylight Saving Time Changes for SmartSet Clock/Radios


Dear Emerson SmartSet® Clock/Clock Radio Owner:
Your Emerson SmartSet® Clock or Clock Radio includes Emerson’s patentedAuto Time Setting System that
automatically sets the clock to the correct year, month, date, day and time, the first time that you plug it in, and
after every power interruption. It also includes a built-in long life lithium battery that can maintain the time and
alarm settings for up to 5 years, or even longer.
As an added benefit we have programmed the internal SmartSet® computer to automatically adjust for Standard/
Daylight Saving Time changes through the year 2097. TheDaylight Saving Time information programmed into
all SmartSet® models was based on the United States Uniform TimeAct of 1966, which formalized theDaylight
Saving Time period that we observe today. CurrentlyDaylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April
and ends on the last Sunday in October.
The new Energy Bill that was signed into law by President Bush in August 2005 includes a provision to
extend Daylight Saving Time. Beginning in 2007 Daylight Saving Time will begin on the second Sunday in
March and end on the first Sunday in November.
Of course this is a situation that is beyond the control of Emerson, or any other company that produces
devices with an automaticDaylight Saving Time adjustment feature. For example most computers, PDA’s, and
many other devices also have automatic DST adjustments. Manufacturers of these devices must now begin to
make adjustments to the automatic DST software to agree with the new DST timing for 2007.
Beginning in 2007 the current automatic DST default settings in this device would no longer be correct. It
would then be necessary for you to manually adjust the TIME ZONE setting 4 times each year as follows:
1.) On the second Sunday in March you would have to set your clock to the next lower number time zone.
For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone (Zone 02) you would then change your clock to Zone
1 to move it ahead by one hour.
2.) On the first Sunday in April, this clock will automatically advance by one hour. You must then set the
clock back to your correct time zone. For example if you lived in the Eastern Time zone you would set
your clock back to Zone 02.
3.) On the last Sunday in October you would again set your clock to the next lower numbered time zone.
4.) On the first Sunday in November you would again set your clock back to your correct time zone.
Instructions for changing the Time Zone setting are found in the Owner’s Manual.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause due to circumstances that are beyond our control.
Printed in China
508-02

on Jun 13, 2009 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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Since the time change I can't reset my clock. It


If your clock radio is more than two years years old it will be operating on the old changeover schedule, and there's no way that you can change the schedule. What you can do though, is turn the DST switch (if so equipped) to the OFF position and change the time manually. If yours is an "atomic" clock you can force the change by setting the clock to a different time zone. (I have an atomic clock that's set up on the old schedule. DST is OFF, and I change the zone between the Central and Eastern time zones.)

Bill B

Apr 02, 2010 | Emerson SmartSet CKS1850 Clock Radio

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MY CKS1850 SMART CLOCK. IT IS A FEW YEARS OLD. IT


The daylight saving time change is calendar based, and unfortunately there is no way to reprogram it to the new schedule. You'll have to make the time changes manually.

Jan 11, 2010 | Emerson SmartSet CKS1850 Clock Radio

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How do I get my smart alarm clock to reset it's self automatically since the goverment changed the daylight savings time


Sorry, but the DST changes in your clock radio are calendar-based. If they were set for the old changeover dates there's no way to switch them. You'll need to adjust the time manually, and you'll have to do it four times a year - unless your clock has the option of turning off the automatic changes.

Jan 03, 2010 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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I plugged in my Brookstone Smartset alarm clock and the wrong time came up. I tried to click on the time zone button to change and nothing happened. What to do?


Brookstone Clock Radio Model CKS5369
Time is set using the RH button on the Month/Date, Time, and Year buttons. If you are only setting time, press the Time button and hold it down while pressing the Tuning/Set buttons for a lower or higher time. If you hold the Tuning/Set button it will shift to a fast change or press and release for one number change. Be sure to note the AM or PM light to the left of the time display.

Aug 17, 2009 | Brookstone SmartSet Alarm Clock

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Smartset cd alarm clock radio-no working alarms


I had this same problem. I removed the battery and then unplugged it for about a half an hour. When I plugged it back in, I had to reset the date, time, year, time zone and alarm times, but the alarms now work!!

Nov 09, 2008 | Emerson Smartset Clock Radio

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Emerson Research SmartSet Clock Radio


There is a solution for this already. You can reprogram the clock to use the new DST settings.

See http://www.fixya.com/support/t137304-daylight_saving_time_issues

Mar 10, 2008 | Emerson SmartSet CKS1850 Clock Radio

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Help daylight savings time is not here yet


I am going to try changing to time zone 7 (Hawaiian Time). Hawaii does not observe DST so this should turn the clock into a regular clock that ignores DST and you need to set yourself twice a year.

Oct 30, 2007 | Emerson SmartSet CKS1850 Clock Radio

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