Question about Electronics - Others

1 Answer

Car clock won't keep accurate time. I keep

Car clock won't keep accurate time. I keep reseting it, and it loses time

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • danielleguer Jul 30, 2009

    It is the original digital AM/FM CD Player with digital clock. It's only started acting up 3 weeks ago, whenever I set the time it seems to maintain the accurate time, until I turn off the car, then I need to reset it. I thought maybe it had to do with a fuse, but doesn't look like there any fuse listed for the stereo/clock in the fuse box. Any other suggestions?


  • danielleguer Jul 30, 2009

    Sorry, after double checking, the clock is not part of the stereo unit... just on top. My car is a 2005 Hyundai Accent.

    Would you know why it won't keep accurate time.


  • danielleguer Jul 30, 2009

    It is digital and has 3 buttons for H (hours) M (minutes) and R (reset).

  • tommya300
    tommya300 May 11, 2010

    it it digital or analog is it LSD with just numbers does it have minute and hour hands and an electric windup mechanisim



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 724 Answers

OK now you sized it down the ignition on it lights the numbers but the unit needs the power from the battery and that has to be seperate and direct wirh some type of fused protection. Just like if you had the battery out or dead everything resets to its origin.
Always had to reboot a computer in the old days... Now a days it is our cars Tommy Tech the Wreck

Posted on Jul 30, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix the clock of 2015 Mazda3 which loses time

check your fuses, your losing full time power to the clock

Oct 22, 2015 | 2015 Mazda 3

1 Answer

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 Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

Setting clock on laptop toshiba need to find out how to change time on laptop pc

Click on the clock time and you can edit the time and date.

The clock time is on the bottom right hand side of the desktop.

Feb 07, 2014 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My Keurig B70 won't keep time

Timer is not their best suite and the 2014 systems are far better.

Jan 22, 2012 | Keurig Platinum B70 Coffee Maker

1 Answer

The clock on the laptop does not keep the right

Why does the clock on my laptop keep incorrect time? Your laptop has two or more clocks, and FreeBSD has chosen to use the wrong one.
Run dmesg(8), and check for lines that contain Timecounter. The last line printed is the one that FreeBSD chose, and will almost certainly be TSC.
# dmesg | grep Timecounter
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 595573479 Hz
You can confirm this by checking the kern.timecounter.hardware sysctl(3).
# sysctl kern.timecounter.hardware
kern.timecounter.hardware: TSC
The BIOS may modify the TSC clock--perhaps to change the speed of the processor when running from batteries, or going into a power saving mode, but FreeBSD is unaware of these adjustments, and appears to gain or lose time.
In this example, the i8254 clock is also available, and can be selected by writing its name to the kern.timecounter.hardware sysctl(3).
# sysctl -w kern.timecounter.hardware=i8254
kern.timecounter.hardware: TSC -> i8254
Your laptop should now start keeping more accurate time.
To have this change automatically run at boot time, add the following line to /etc/sysctl.conf.


Take it back to the place where you purchased it and explain the
situation to them as it is still under warranty.

Jun 04, 2010 | HP Pavilion ze2000 Notebook

1 Answer

Uniden clock not keeping time, needs to be set

This model phone will not keep time. You can reset it, re-register it or WHATEVER. Next time the phone rings, it loses track of time again and has to be re-set.

Piece of junk

Mar 18, 2010 | Uniden DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone ID

1 Answer

Clock Losing Its Memory

Our oven clock does the same thing every time the power blips, but we live way out in the boonies and expect occasional problems. Do your lights blink too? Check with your neighbors to see if they have power problems. If this is a chronic situation, contact your power company to see if they can repair the situation.

Sep 15, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer


There needs to be a constant power wire for the clock in order for the clock to keep time. You are losing power completely when you shut off the engine. Changed your battery lately or had a car stereo installed?

Sep 10, 2009 | 2004 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Shontek clock movement from Sam's club not keeping time

Were you able to repair your clock ? I have the same 24" clock from Sam's Club and have given up on finding the Shontek DM2720 movement. Please let me know.

Jul 01, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

Not finding what you are looking for?
Electronics - Others Logo

Related Topics:

533 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Electronics - Others Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

79024 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

17093 Answers

Are you an Electronics - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides