Hi Propmonkey. I can tell you that you have helped more then just one person with your answer. A High School I work at part - time just got a brand new theatre with a Strand 300. It has been bugging me that the clock is showing daylight saving's time. I had a quick look in the manual after lightfreak's original question. I got the basic idea how to do it but it was still a bit confusing. But I have just read your post and can instantly understand your instructions and will correct the clock next week.propmonkey said:
Strand's consoles run on an OS which is not daylight savings time aware, so it's expectd that twice a year there's going to be a on hour delta between the board's clock and the actual time in some regions of the world. The desk uses either solid state or flash memory (I forget which), neither of which require any power to retain their contents. The clock & bios do of course need the "clock" battery to retain their settings across power cycles. This is usually a CR2032 1.5V watch battery. Not sure offhand what's inside the Strand desk - it may be a pack rather than a cell.ship said:Think I remember once reading that if your clock starts to slow down or show the wrong time, the internal battery might be wearing down and in need of replacement. This is a designed thing to happen first if there is a problem with the battery so you note it before you loose any memory in storage also.
Anyway just a tidbit I think I remember hearing somewhere. Might ask at Strand if that's the case and you might be needing something more than just a time change.
Fundamentally some things haven't really changed. What the clock battery is used for being one of those. Strand's hardware isn't exactly what you might consider to be "new" when you look at the components on the system board.Peter said:I do believe what ship said is correct for *old* computers though. These days I think computers have gotten much better at using their internal batteries and things like that so it not as much of an issue. But if your having trouble with an older computer, it may be something to look into!