Hog 3 forgets Date & Time

youngtmyoungtm Registered User
Can anyone direct me to a post about, or tell me why my Hog 3 keeps forgetting the Date & Time?
Thanks

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  • leebotleebot Registered User
    edited March 2007
    That sounds like a dead clock battery. If you open up the top panel on the programming side you should see a cr 2032 on the top of the motherboard. Take it out and replace it. You should be able to find it at any radio shack, home depot or maybee even a Walmart.
  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited March 2007
    Tim,

    Lee is almost certainly correct. Just like a desktop PC, the motherboard has a CR2032 lithium button battery that keeps the clock running when the system is powered off. When this battery dies, the console will start to lose time. I'd start by replacing this battery.
  • youngtmyoungtm Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Thank you both
    I thought it might be a battery.
    Didn't know where to look
    Thanks again
    Tim
  • adamCORadamCOR Registered User
    edited May 2007
    I'm having the same problem with my 3 month old iPC. Is it safe to assume that the same thing is wrong?

    Thanks,
    Adam
  • garygary Registered User
    edited May 2007
    where the onboard graphics card wouldnt work but the other graphic card would, the clock didnt go ether, it was the battery on the mother board. i also had to reset the bios, witch you should contact the help line to do it right, as you can make things go bad very fast if you dont know what your doing!!!
  • teericksonteerickson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited May 2007
    Adam,

    It's a fairly safe generalization to say that any time a computer is losing system time replacing the motherboard battery is a good place to start.

    Replacing the battery isn't difficult, but you should verify that all of your BIOS settings are correct, since the battery is responsible for keeping these settings saved on the board. We have a instruction document for replacing the battery and verifying the BIOS settings that can be downloaded from the Flying Pig Systems web site:

    http://www.flyingpig.com/HogiPCManuals.shtml
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