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xbox annoyance (not really a problem)

Post by slightly delayed » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:30 pm

i dont use my xbox much, but when i want to use it i have to set the time and date, is this normal or does it have an internal battery that need replacing like my saturn has, or should i just leave it plugged in ?

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Post by C=Style » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:32 pm

If you unplug it from the wall or turn of the mains switch it will reset very quickly. It's common with all models of Xbox and a royal pain in the arse if you turn off all plugs at night etc.. Only way is to leave the plug in the wall and the switch on.
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Post by slightly delayed » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:40 pm

cheers just means i have buy an enormous extension cable

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Post by thevulture » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:12 am

:cry: Was a bloody`mare when Far cry came out on xbox,IF you did`nt reset the clock on the dashboard when powering console up,you were UNABLE to skip the Lengthy intro,Aggghhhhhhh! :evil:

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Post by Garystone10 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:23 am

thevulture wrote::cry: Was a bloody`mare when Far cry came out on xbox,IF you did`nt reset the clock on the dashboard when powering console up,you were UNABLE to skip the Lengthy intro,Aggghhhhhhh! :evil:
Ah, I always wondered why that was the case.
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Post by Space_turnip » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:34 pm

Garystone10 wrote:
Ah, I always wondered why that was the case.
Me too. It was the one bad thing about the game, I got in the habit of nipping down for a drink everytime I started the game.

My Xbox is asking for date and time everytime I turn it on now; it never used to as far as I remember.
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Re: xbox annoyance (not really a problem)

Post by Megamixer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:41 pm

This was a question I wanted answering too. I tend to switch everything off to save power (and also due to a scary electrical incident) so my clock keeps resetting too. I just skip past it with the 'A' button everytime though and leave it as what it is.
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Post by oldskool81 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:21 am

I feel your pain, this used to REALLY do my head in but thankfully I learned to live with it!! :D
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Post by Romulous » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:58 pm

I thought the Xbox got its time sync from a live connection.

I didnt even know it had a battery backup, must be one of those cheap taiwanese efforts if there is one.
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Post by MikeHaggar » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:53 pm

Romulous wrote:I didnt even know it had a battery backup, must be one of those cheap taiwanese efforts if there is one.
It doesn't. It has a capacitor that can hold the time info for a couple of hours.

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Post by thevulture » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:00 pm

:lol: I only found out about the "issue"with Xbox Far cry,after phoning ubisoft`s tech.suport dept.It was the 1st time i`d be advised to download a patch for a console game.Nowadays?it`s something fast becoming the norm.

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Post by SirClive » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:02 pm

I emailed MS about this and they told me that the internal battery will only keep the info for 30 minutes.l
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Re: xbox annoyance (not really a problem)

Post by Megamixer » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:15 pm

SirClive wrote:I emailed MS about this and they told me that the internal battery will only keep the info for 30 minutes.l
What a rubbish bit of design. Even the PS2/Cube had proper working clocks that didn't wipe themselves.
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