Why does the 3ds date reset when the battery is removed

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by therainbowcreeperRBX, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. therainbowcreeperRBX
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    Title is the question, it's just weird to me like the battery doesn't have anything to do with the date
     
  2. zxr750j

    zxr750j GBAtemp Regular

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    Uuuuu
    I might be the battery runs the clock...
     
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    therainbowcreeperRBX Green Hedgehog

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    Oh
     
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    Electronic clocks work by remembering the time and constantly adding to it. With no power they can't tell how much time passed between being turned off and being turned on again.

     
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  5. Ortainu

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    Without the battery, no power is going to the 3DS, so it forgets the date.
     
  6. Peanut_BR

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    Exactly like they said. It's the same with laptops or desktops. If you open them you will see a tiny battery to save the date. Which is called RTC battery. I know that Xbox and Playstation has it as well. My psp has a lil battery but I'm sure it's not for date so idk what is the porpouse yet.

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