[pc110] Re: [PC110] Clock WAY slow

Mark Willis (mwillis nospam at nwlink.com)
Sun, 08 Mar 1998 16:52:51 -0800

I'm running Dos 6.22 right now; I don't have APM enabled (but don't
know HOW to do it, yet, as I don't know Japanese.) I'll go stare at Web
pages, see if I can figure it out on my own (Someone had a translation
of the Setup text lines, I'll look, give me a day or so <G>) Finally
got the fax line installed, and the print server moved to it's cage, so
now I can even -PRINT- things out (if only on the dot matrix printer,
until I fix the streaky nasty laser printer's problems <G>)

I'll test the CR-2016 battery as well, I -think- it's OK, but good
idea to test (DOS isn't well known for APM being included in it's
original design <VBG>)

Mark Willis, lots to learn <G>
mwillis nospam at nwlink.com

Fringe Ryder wrote:
> If the software you're using is not APM-enabled but tries to control the
> clock (Linux, Windows w/o APM, and GeoWorks come to mind), the clock may be
> updated to the last known time when you resume, depending on where in it's
> loops it was when you suspended.
> Try turning on APM.
> At 04:12 PM 3/8/98 -0500, Thomas Harding wrote:
> >Maybe the battery you bought was dead oe weak. I once bought a dead watch
> >battery. Sometimes they have a tester right at the store, the package
> >sometimes has small holes in it so they can test tem without opening it up.
> >I would have the battery you bought tested just to be sure....
> >
> >
> >
> >At 11:10 AM 3/8/98 -0800, Mark Willis wrote:
> >>Well, I'm doing well here (Mailed this to the wrong mailing list.
> >>Ack.) Further research: Seems like the internal clock STOPS (totally or
> >>almost totally) when I suspend my PC110. Maybe it's getting cold at
> >>night & on a temperature strike? <G>
> >>
> >>Mark Willis wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi - one thing I've noticed is that my PC110's clock is sometimes WAY
> >>> slow; I used it last night until 10:45pm or so & this afternoon at 2:15
> >>> or so it still apparently thought it's 7 am or so - I need to do more
> >>> figuring on when exactly it's clock is slow or stopped, but does anyone
> >>> know about this sort of problem? (I think it's maybe slow when
> >>> suspended?)
> >>>
> >>> I've replaced the coin cell (just to make sure it's NEW & not causing
> >>> this or the "plug in the RS AC Adapter, and the PC110 turns off" problem
> >>> I've experienced.) A week ago or so, so THAT isn't causing the problem.
> >>>
> >>> I run it a lot off the Radio Shack AC adapter when at work (on a long
> >>> extension cord, I can keep the cord out of the road & reach most
> >>> everywhere I use it <G> Though this IS happening on the sick, original
> >>> IBM battery, maybe that battery though "fully charged" at 70% isn't
> >>> running the clock properly? I can pull the AC adapter & it keeps
> >>> running on the old battery, though...)
> >>>
> >>> It's an 8Mb model, I don't think the BIOS is updated yet (can do that
> >>> if it'd make a difference?) - is this a known problem?
> >>>
> >>> Not NEAR as bad a problem as Josh is happening, but kinda annoying.
> >>>
> >>> Mark Willis
> >>> mwillis nospam at nwlink.com
> >>
> >>
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > - Thomas Harding -
> > Proud owner of an IBM PC110 color pocket computer
> > - running Win95, on the move. -
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------
> >