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MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60927

My clock was running very slow, losing hours and hours daily. At first I thought it was my leaking battery, which I changed. That wasn't the problem though.



With a bit of googling I was able to find a remedy and, a few pictures later, we now have our own guide on this fairly common problem. Here's how to cure it.. First off, remove the central air vent.









That's the hard part out of the way. Now the small black connector going into the clock on the right needs to be removed. I found it was quite tight. A thumb nail either side of the connectors lips accompanied with a backwards push popped it off easily.



I left it off for five minutes so that the clock was fully discharged of any current.



After 5 minutes, reconnect the clock lead.



Reinsert the central vent.



Adjust the clock to the correct time using a pen point.



Now, if anybody out there googles "British owned and run MG enthusiasts forum clock fix!" Or similar.. they should end up right here at the T-Bar. :lol:



Later that same day...



'The job's a good un'. :broon:
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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60946

I will be ever so grateful if you can do the same plan for the Trophy, [mine is not alone]
the hour will not adjust and at present clock is five hours out,
I haven’t lost my marbles they are in a bag somewhere

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60948

nice :) my clock has been doing this forever...

guess with the engine missing and the battery disconnected for over 3 weeks now that will also have solved it?

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60952

I will be ever so grateful if you can do the same plan for the Trophy, [mine is not alone]
the hour will not adjust and at present clock is five hours out,

Sure.. Here's my idea. Unplug it.. wait until it shows the correct time and then plug it back in. Would that work Ken?

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60960

Shirly they wern't designed like that?
My trouble I never remember to reconnect the darned thing until next day, tis me age!
I haven’t lost my marbles they are in a bag somewhere

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60961

Mine has the same problem cant change the hour hand ,when you remove it the hour hand has to be on the hour and then reconnect it on the hour if you get me ?

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60963

Shirly they wern't designed like that? I never remember to reconnect the darned thing until next day

Is your alarm clock broke too?.. and please don't call me Shirley. :lol: :P

Have either you or Paul (Paulsmgf) got any pics of the clocks with the problem please? They paint a thousand words you know. :)

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #60996

My clock runs very slow so I'll give your solution a try.
Can't understand why it works :(
Forrester.
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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #61005

Can't understand why it works :(


Me neither Forrester. But it does. :)

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #61007

Can't understand why it works :(


Me neither Forrester. But it does. :)


My guess would be a capacitive circuit not discharging correctly: disconnection would allow complete discharge. If this is correct then the problem would gradually reappear.
It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..
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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #61009

My guess would be a capacitive circuit not discharging correctly: disconnection would allow complete discharge. If this is correct then the problem would gradually reappear.

Only time will tell. :yesnod: I'll report back if and when that happens. :broon:

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Re: MG Clock running slow (Solved). 9 years 1 month ago #61019

Its only a wild stab in the dark: when I learned electronics in the 70's it was big old components soldered together on veroboard, and the height of technology was etching your own pcb's. I would guess that the clock would consist of a fairly standard chip? Maybe someone with a more modern grasp can shed further light.
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