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unable to save local date/time on the NSLU2

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by sufrano63, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member


    Could someone please confirm that they're able to save the local date/time on the NAS. Once I changed the local date/time and save settings, then it reverts back to Dec. 31 1969. Re-flash twice, but still the same. Running the latest V2.3R63. It might be a bug I'm not sure.

  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    You can save the local time and date to the NSLU2. If you can't do it, either your lithium back up battery is dead and your clock resets to the start time/date for Linux on power off or your unit is defective. The last person that mentioned your problem had a defective unit.
  3. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    Hey Thanks, I knew I could get an answer in this forum.

    Thanks again
  4. jksmurf

    jksmurf Network Guru Member

    Just like to add my feedback to this; I was having a date problem and thus far (fingers crossed) it is back up to normal operation and date saves are working (i.e. not reverting to Jan 1 1970 on shutdown).

    What I did was very gently open the case, took out the battery, tested it with a multimeter (3.05V) and bent the contacts up very slightly, then reinserted it, closed the case, started it up, turned it off, checked it, checked it again overnight, so far so good. Happy!

  5. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Bad battery contacts could be the cause for many of the "defective" units. It is so simple to fix such a problem, but opening the case voids the warranty and if the problem isn't something simple like contacts that aren't touching the battery, then you would probably be screwed trying to get a warranty replacement.

    Glad you were able to fix yours though. :)
  6. jksmurf

    jksmurf Network Guru Member

    LOL, yes good point about warranty concerns, where I live you have 7 days to get it back to the shop, after that you have to struggle with the "agent" who sends it back somewhere else and it's gone for months. I'd opened it up 2 days after I got it and whipped off the resistor... so my warranty went bye-bye. The thing is how would they actually know you opened the case? Mine didn't have a sticker or anything across the two parts :confused:
  7. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    I guess if you are very careful there wouldn't be any evidence that the case had been opened.

    The first time I opened my case, I thought was being careful, but I managed to bend one of the plastic tabs so that would have been a dead giveaway. :) Those little tabs are delicate and the first time you ever open a case, they might not survive.

    Once you have experience opening it, there isn't any problem with leaving telltale evidence . :)

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