Wall Clock internal problem

Discussion in 'Technical Repair' started by Abhinavrajan, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Abhinavrajan

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    I have a wall clock in my home. Which just requires a 5V AA battery to run.
    Unfortunately, It doesn't work even when I insert the battery with proper polarity.

    What might be the problem with my clock ?
    Please help.
     
  2. SLK001

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    It's broken?
    Your battery isn't as good as you think?
    Your clock battery terminals are corroded?
    It's an atomic clock and you aren't receiving a signal in India?
     
  3. Abhinavrajan

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    The battery is fine. Its new.
    The clock is also good.
    The terminals are also clean and neat.

    I didnt understand the last question. Could u explain the concept behind the last question?
    Please.
    Thanks.
     
  4. absf

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    Is your clock digital or analog?
     
  5. Abhinavrajan

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    Analog
     
  6. absf

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    Then I think you need to replace the movements...

    Clock_Movement_cropped.jpg

    clock movement_inside.png

    Allen
     
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  7. AlbertHall

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    If these three are all true then the clock works when the battery is correctly inserted.
    If the clock doesn't work then at least one of these is not true.
     
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  8. crutschow

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    An AA battery is 1.5V, not 5V.
    If you applied 5V it would likely zap the clock circuits.
     
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  9. Abhinavrajan

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    Yeah my bad! Its 1.5V
     
  10. crutschow

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    If you are not being facetious, that wont keep the clock from running, it just won't keep the exact time.
    The "atomic" clock typically receives the time signal once a day in the early morning hours to correct any errors in the crystal oscillator from the previous 24 hours.
     
  11. AlbertHall

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    Not necessarily. I have one which resets the hands to 12 o'clock and waits for the radio signal - no signal, no movement.
     
  12. SLK001

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    Mine are all like this. I keep thinking, "Why the heck isn't this clock working..." then the next day all is okay.
     
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