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    I'm a first-time Treo owner, but I've had many Palms - though none with NVFS.

    Is it a normal behaviour for a Treo's clock to be about ~10-15 minutes slow after you put the battery out and put it back in?

    On my 680, after I take the battery out and put the battery back in, the time & date dialog pops up. However, I notice that the time & date shown is _always_ ~10-15 minutes in the past.

    Does this happen to anyone else? Is this a characteristic of the NVFS, in that the Palm only "writes" the current time to non-volatile memory every 15 minutes?

    After I set the correct time though, the Treo keeps perfect time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstuff View Post
    I'm a first-time Treo owner, but I've had many Palms - though none with NVFS.

    Is it a normal behaviour for a Treo's clock to be about ~10-15 minutes slow after you put the battery out and put it back in?

    On my 680, after I take the battery out and put the battery back in, the time & date dialog pops up. However, I notice that the time & date shown is _always_ ~10-15 minutes in the past.

    Does this happen to anyone else? Is this a characteristic of the NVFS, in that the Palm only "writes" the current time to non-volatile memory every 15 minutes?

    After I set the correct time though, the Treo keeps perfect time.

    No, it's not normal behaviour at all (I had a 180g, 600 and 650).

    Yes, 680s seem to do this (mine does, anyway). One reason I'm leery about my new purchase.
    Visor, Treo 180g, 600, 650, 680. Optus Australia
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    I wonder if the problems in this thread are also related:
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=130810
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    Well - I saw your post and assumed that had to be it. But reading that other thread makes me nervous. (I just checked and my 680 was 15 minutes behind but I did do a reset today). I think it's probably two separate issues. Shoddy!

    I'll keep a close eye on the clock. If it shows itself to be more inaccurate than seconds a day, back to the store it goes.
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    T650 does do this as well. The time is not dedicated to the flash until the power is turned on. The unit will keep correct time in memory. This is the issue not having a reset button. Pulling the battery while it is turned off will cause it to revert back to the last time that it was turned off. You will need to at least power it on once to keep the clock current. There is also the pref to have the phone network do it.

    I guess they felt that it eats into the standby time if they have to wake up the unit to commit the clock time to flash constantly.
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    If you choose "network time" under preferences, the 680 will always be perfectly on-time! If you set it for "network time with time zones", it will reset itself when you travel. This is great!
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    I've never liked using the Network Time preference (the Tmo network time is always off a couple of minutes in my area). I would have dumped TreoAlarm by now except for the one function I still use: after removing and replacing the battery, I pull up TreoAlarm and hit menu-T to sync the time with the NIST server.
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