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18C, RTC trouble - Thomas Radtke - 04-01-2004

Hi all,

this is not an april fool: Starting today, the real time clock of my 18C is going wild. It insists on today being the 4th instead of the 1st, no matter how often I try to readjust it. Ok, I know I'm not able to fix it, I only wanted to share this info. Heck, I really got used to this nice and easy to use calculator:(.

Thomas


Re: 18C, RTC trouble - bill platt - 04-01-2004

Hi Thomas,


Yes, you are not going crazy---that is an Easter-Egg. If you have the machine set to commas rather than periods, when you get to April 1, the machine starts to give faulty time. All you have to do is set it to periods and then run a self-test. Then it will work correctly.

regards,


bill


Re: foolish 18C:) - Thomas Radtke - 04-01-2004

Now I'm glad to be such a patient person, not having thrown away that joker:).

Thanks a lot, Bill!