Solution does not work - the time remains at 12:00 no matter what. It is a POS, the way it was designed and programmed. There should be a manual override inherent to any product. Did the polling satellite get shot down by the Russians?
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Setting clock manually
1. Press and hold Set Time to enter the clock setting mode.
2. Press HOUR+ and MINUTE+ to adjust the time.
• Press and hold to adjust the time value quickly.
• The digits on the display ? ash in clock setting mode.
• The clock is in 12 hour format. The AM or PM indicator will illuminate to indicate the current time setting.
3. Press Set Time again to save the time setting
Press the Clock Set button on the top of the clock radio. Press either the forward or reverse (skip) buttons to change the time. Press and hold the button to get the time to change faster. Make sure the AM/PM indicator is correct for the current time. Then press Clock Set or wait 5 seconds without pressing a key to exit the time set mode.
You set the alarm time similarly after pressing Wake Time. Make sure the Wake Mode is set to alarm, radio or CD.
Following are the instructions for the RP5610 which looks very similar to the 4801A (that I also have). The only difference in the instructions is that the 4801A doesn't have a clock icon, just press the SET button until the center colon dots are flashing, Press the rewind or fast forward arrows on the circle next to it to set the time. Set the alarms by pressing the set button until bell 1 or 2 is displayed. Nap is also set with the set button - not sure how to stop it yet.
To set the clock:
Press the SET button until the clock icon is displayed (circle with hands at 10 and 2)
The instruction manual will not help you, because it doesn't address this problem head on. You're having this problem because the time changed, and the clock has an automatic setting. As long as the batteries are in the clock and it's plugged up, it automatically computes the time. I just discovered the solution. Unplug the clock, take out the batteries and WAIT about an hour. Plug it back up, and the time will flash, allowing you to change the time. You do this with the button on the top back which says wake up 1 and wake up 2. Push that button all the way to the right to the setting that looks like a little clock, then press the forward button on the top of the clock to set the correct time. Then put your batteries in and you're good to go! (til the time changes again:) Good luck!
At the top of the clock, there is four positions for the slider. The first is shown as a key, which I assume is the automatic time setting mode. The second is Wake 1, the third is Wake 2 and all the way to the right is a manual time setting mode. If you slide it all the way to the right, you can set the time, then either keep it in that mode or return it back to automatic mode. Either way, you now have the correct time displayed.
My auto-set worked fine. I'd suggest setting the time manually (by sliding the top-rear slider all the way to the right and using the '<<rev' and 'fwd>>' buttons) if you are still having problems.
UNPLUG!!! Wait 15 seconds. Plug in again, CLOCK will flash 12am.
Press "set" button ONCE.
Press Double Back Arrows |<< to go backward from Midnight
Press Double Forward Arrows |>> to go forward from Midnight
(Either press-hold the Double Arrows for quick minute-scroll or repeat-press Double Arrow for a slower minute-by-minute change.)