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Emerson Research SmartSet Clock Radio

I bought an EmersonReserach SmartSet Clock Radio years ago that would automatically set the time,day,date, and month upon plugging it in. It would also switch automatically for daylight savings time, a feature I just loved!! However, now that congress passed the ruling that daylight savings time is different the clock doesn't change at the right day of the calendar. Now a clock that I never touched to correct the time I am needing to touch touch 4 different times in order to take into account when daylight savings times ends or begins because the clock looks like it doesn't have an mechanism to override the original programmed dates.
Do you know if there is anything I can do to adjust the programming to this clock to take into account the new dates of daylight savings time?? Thx!

I have an Emerson Research SmartSet CKS2000 and it didn't have the capability of changing to the new DST dates. What should I do.
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  • jude25 Mar 08, 2008

    same as above, my emreson research cks2000 needs to be updated with the new dst periods....how can i do it?

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    Well, the good news for Emerson seems to be that only three of us own the CKS2237. Of course, that'd be the bad news as well. The fix? Reset the clock four times a year, or spend twenty-five bucks to replace a perfectly good radio.

  • HarryHou Jul 29, 2008

    I have three of the cks2000 model Emerson Research Radio/Clock alarms. I bought them because of their LOUD alarms. I was wondering if they offered a fix to we loyal users of their products? I guess not. Now I cannot rely on it to ever have the correct time.



    Texas

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    There are more than 3 of us who have the problem. It almost caught me again this morning. Now next week will be off too.

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    I have two of these and sure wish for a fix!

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    10/26/08 - same problem, still no answers

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    Same here... and late for work/school! :-(

  • HarryHou Feb 19, 2009

    My clock radio will also NOT change during DST. Other than that, I love the clock/radio, all 3 of them. They are nice and loud!!

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There was a sheet of paper that came with my clock explaining how to adjust the daylight savings time settings, but I lost it.  Anyone have theirs?  All i know is it requires that you press an awkward combination of buttons simultaneously, but that's it.

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These clocks actually was designed to be adjusted to change at the new times too.
I adjusted mine since 07 and it changes like 'clock work' as normal at the new dates.
To program it you have to follow these instruction

I will post the solution shortly

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

  • merytt Nov 01, 2009

    Describe your problem:

    Depress MONTH/DATE and ALARM1 for 3 seconds and display will show DST 'start' month,week,and date.
    Display will show 4F 4.1, alternately flashing

    4F = April First week. 4.1 = April 1.That is the old dates for change. What we want to do is to change to the new dates. Once it is done, it will change in the new dates as it did on the
    old dates..

    Hold down the MONTH/DATE button for 5 seconds, and while pressing the - or down button3 times, until the display shows '3'F2.
    3 is month F2 is the week.
    =March 2nd week.
    You have successfully change the March changeover.

    Now for the November change.
    Depress and hold MONTH/DATE and ALARM2 after 3 second the display will show DST 'end' month,week, and date.
    First digit will be 10 =month. second digit will be L=Last week, and date, will flash alternately.
    While holding down the MONTH/DATE press the + or UP button once the display will show 11 (November) and F (first week) and 1 as date alternately flashing.
    You have successfully set it for the next 100 years

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    terryelawren Apr 07, 2013

    WOW!! after all these years I finally fixed it! :-)Awesome

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RESETTING THE CLOCK AFTER A TOTAL MEMORY LOSS

If you do not change the built in lithium battery within a reasonable period of time after you see the ‘flashing’ LOW BATT. warning indicator, the lithium battery may become exhausted and will no longer be able to supply back up power to the SmartSet internal computer.

If the unit is disconnected from the AC outlet after the battery is exhausted, or if a power interruption occurs, the SmartSet memory will be lost and the clock will need to be reset when the power is restored. Be sure to install a fresh lithium battery before you reset the clock, otherwise the clock will need to be reset each time the power is interrupted.

If the lithium battery is exhausted and you experience an interruption in the AC power supply, the clock will reset itself to its initial default setting when the power is restored.

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