Anyone had the X-box clock reset itself?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Romier S, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

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    Hey guys,
    Quick question. I hadn't played my X-box in a good 2 weeks (Metal Gear 2 and Baldurs Gate[​IMG]). I finally sat down about 3 days ago to play Halo and I turned the X-box on. Well what do you know....The time setup screen popped up and I had to reset the clock. All my saved games were there. All the settings I had set were still there but it just had me reset the clock.
    Now as a Dreamcast owner I am used to at times not playing my Dreamcast for a good while and having to reset the internal clock after a long dormancy period. I'm curious if the X-box is the same way?
    Let me just say also that I have not had a single issue in a game yet. I have been playing Halo for 3 days on and off and I have not had any kind of sound (5.1) or payability issues. Same goes for Oddworld. So is this normal like the Dreamcast?? Should I be worried??
     
  2. Bill Gato

    Bill Gato Stunt Coordinator

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    Romier,

    I guess I didn't think much about it when I turned on my XBox at home after bringing it back from school. Whenever I plugged it in in my classroom, I had to reset the time/date settings.

    A few hours later (maybe four or five hours), I would hook it up at home and have to redo those same settings.

    I guess it is set up so that the BIOS chip battery does not die out quickly.

    Just a guess on my part.
     
  3. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

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    Apparently Bill the X-box's internal battery can only hold a charge for set amount of time. If you unplug the X-box and leave it like so for an extended amount of time the clock will reset. I read this over at the X-box forums
     
  4. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    I was told that the time was 10 hours by a MS rep.
     

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