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Clock problems The clock on the printer converts back to 05-04-2004 for some unknown reason with turned off...back on. All the other settings remain intact. Everything, for the most part, works other than this clock issue. Does the printer have an internal battery? Easy to access/change? Any suggestions???

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Hmmm..maybe it's a left over from Y2K, or Y20004?..Just kidding..The RTC(Real Time Clock) settings on most printers, are preset with a drop down date, which can be managed in the CMOS. Menu has that option, under settings. However, why it's not holding the time after turn off, is most likely a function of the CMOS battery, as you've figured out.

However, that battery is on the controller board, and is usually swapped out as part of the board replacement. I'm sure, if you open up the unit(takes a few steps), you can find a part number on that battery(should be on extreme lower left of the board). Finding an exact replacement, form, fit, and function, is another thing.

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