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Sony clock radio with auto time set is always 4 minutes fast.

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This is easily fixed. Set the time manually the 1st time. Make sure you use the CORRECT time, which is four minutes less than what the clock said when you first plugged it in. Once you reset the timing, it will remember the four minute difference and always show the correct time.

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

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