SETTIME -rtc Command Doesn't Work - Help Please

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  1. WO312

    WO312 Well-Known Member

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    Finger...
    I am attempting to set the time on my S1 Phillips Tivo. I can successfully set the time to anything I want using SETTIME, but when I try to make it permanent with SETTIME -rtc, it sets the time to 12/31/1969.

    If I set the time, then pull the plug and re-power, the new default is also 12/31/1969.

    Am I doing something wrong?? Does SETTIME -rtc not work anymore?

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Is the battery dead?
     
  3. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

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    Yeah, my money's on the mobo battery.
     
  4. WO312

    WO312 Well-Known Member

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    Finger...
    Thanks. Good idea. But I have just changed it with a brand new one and am still getting the same behavior.

    What is happening now is that when I power down and power up, the date and time is always reset to Dec 31, 1969. So I have somehow deleted any reference to the current time in the Real Time Clock and it must be defaulting to 1969.

    I can change the time at will, and I can call home and get the current time, but the RTC is stuck in 1969.

    Any other ideas?
     
  5. Lucian_rider

    Lucian_rider New Member

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    I have exactly the same problem, although I have not checked the battery so can't tell for sure if that might be the problem.

    My unit was upgraded by Digitalrecorders with two 120 gig drives running ver 1.3 software as it is used as a stand alone digital recorder only. I guess I should give them a call and see what they say about this problem...
     

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