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Bedside clock losing time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrochester, 19 Nov 2017.

  1. mrochester


    Joined: 29 Sep 2003

    Posts: 5,592

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I’ve just returned from holiday after a week away and plugged my bedside clock/light back in and set the time. A few hours later, when I went to bed, I noticed the bedside clock was now showing an hour and 45 minutes slow. I reset the time again before going to sleep.

    In the morning, I once again found the clock an hour and a half behind.

    Does anyone know what causes clocks to lose time in this way? It was working perfectly before I went on holiday. Is it for the bin?

    Many thanks.

  2. wedrum


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    Location: Cheshire

  3. Rannoch


    Joined: 15 Apr 2012

    Posts: 5,630

    Location: Rannoch / Edinburgh

    Go back to bed, it’s only 01.15
  4. MooMoo444


    Joined: 4 Jul 2008

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    Location: (''\(';.;')/'')

    It's linking up with your body clock
  5. JBuk


    Joined: 28 Nov 2002

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    Location: Cumbria

    No, it’s perfectly fine :confused:
  6. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    Location: On the hoods

    What type of clock?
  7. mrochester


    Joined: 29 Sep 2003

    Posts: 5,592

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    It’s a Lumie Bodyclock.
  8. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    Googling turns up similar complaints on their forums.

    How a digital clock can lose time is absolutely beyond me.
  9. Narj


    Joined: 19 Feb 2010

    Posts: 12,870

    Location: London

    Look under your bed, there may be a singularity distorting the space/time continuum.
  10. Big Spender

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,317

    I had one of these aswell and it would lose time by a few minutes overnight
  11. Hotwired


    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 8,019

    Must be using a fancy clock signal from a piece of cheese instead of ancient technology like a quartz crystal.
  12. bainbridge


    Joined: 9 Dec 2009

    Posts: 3,928

    Location: Bristol

    Easy. Just add 1 hour and 45 minutes to whatever the time is whenever you look at it.

    What Could go wrong?
  13. Adam_151


    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,739

    Location: Lincoln, Uk

    All I can think of, is there any switch/setting for 50/60hz that you may have knocked? Some plug in digital clocks generate the timebase from the mains frequency, if it is counting a second every 60 cycles, rather than every 50, then it would loose 12 minutes an hour
  14. LOAM


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

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    Location: Nottingham

    Your ass is so massive its warping space time
  15. UTmaniac


    Joined: 9 Nov 2005

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    Location: Southampton

    Give Fox Mulder and Dana Scully a call.;)
  16. Whitewater


    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Location: Blyth, Northumberland

    Is it possible that the clock has travelled close to the speed of light at any point?
  17. DoneADougalOnSofa

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2012

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    Location: Bath

    Reset the BIOS, disable C-states and Speedstep, extra 0.2 on the vCore.
  18. Marky


    Joined: 16 Apr 2007

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    Location: UK

    It has one job and it can’t even do that! I say chuck it :p
  19. Haze


    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,599

    I am glad my life is not so special i need to make a thread because my alarm clock is broken
  20. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,451

    Location: Surrey

    Maybe your phone is sad that you didn't take it on holiday?

    Time for a new clock.