• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

DoctorWho
BOSS
(11-09-2012, 08:11 PM)
DoctorWho's Avatar
... we may need them.



From the Wii U Manual

http://www.polygon.com/2012/11/7/361...network-manual

Haven't seen this in a while.

I'm going to assume we will never have to do this. Still, it's interesting they put it in the manual.
Joe Shlabotnik
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:12 PM)
Joe Shlabotnik's Avatar
Dreamcast VMU compatibility confirmed!
Aeana
Medal Princess
(11-09-2012, 08:12 PM)
Aeana's Avatar
It's okay, I still have a couple dozen waiting to be used in my Saturn.
CrispyXUK
Banned
(11-09-2012, 08:12 PM)
User serviceable cell batteries? they've thought everything!
Baconsammy
Banned
(11-09-2012, 08:12 PM)
What aspect of the Wii U is it powering?
Zee-Row
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:12 PM)
Zee-Row's Avatar
Hopefully it doesn't run out as fast as the Sega Saturn's.
jbueno
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:12 PM)
jbueno's Avatar
This reminded me, didnīt the Dreamcast use CR2032 batteries as well? Might have to replace mine, I just found out the calendar resets every time I plug it back in.
freddy
(11-09-2012, 08:13 PM)
freddy's Avatar
Is this the same type of battery that's in a motherboard? Not familiar with the term coin cell.

Edit: Answered

I found a twenty year old wristwatch in an old toybox that was still running on one of these babies.
Last edited by freddy; 11-09-2012 at 08:17 PM.
DoctorWho
BOSS
(11-09-2012, 08:13 PM)
DoctorWho's Avatar

Originally Posted by jbueno

This reminded me, didnīt the Dreamcast use CR2032 batteries as well? Might have to replace mine, I just found out the calendar resets every time I plug it back in.

Saturn used something similar for system memory as well.
Aeana
Medal Princess
(11-09-2012, 08:13 PM)
Aeana's Avatar

Originally Posted by Baconsammy

What aspect of the Wii U is it powering?

The image says internal clock.
brochiller
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:13 PM)
brochiller's Avatar
Wii U truly a portable console confirmed.
corn_fest
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
corn_fest's Avatar
Basically everything uses a battery like this to store the current time. Including pretty much every consumer computer. Not sure why this is a big deal? They very rarely fully drain over the lifetime of the product, and at least this one is user-replaceable.
Kyzer
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
Kyzer's Avatar
So the clock runs on battery?
DoctorWho
BOSS
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
DoctorWho's Avatar

Originally Posted by Aeana

The image says internal clock.

Yeah, as long as we don't lose system settings this shouldn't be much of a problem. Still odd.

Originally Posted by corn_fest

Basically everything uses a battery like this to store the current time. Including pretty much every consumer computer. Not sure why this is a big deal? They very rarely fully drain over the lifetime of the product, and at least this one is user-replaceable.

The fact that it's user replaceable caught my eye. This day and age they don't run out so why bother making it replaceable?
SlasherJPC
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
SlasherJPC's Avatar
HOLY SHIT PRE-ORDER CANCELED!...

Please... like this is some"BIG" deal.
Aeana
Medal Princess
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
Aeana's Avatar

Originally Posted by Zee-Row

Hopefully it doesn't run out as fast as the Sega Saturn's.

It shouldn't; if it's just powering the clock it should be using much less power than powering the internal memory.
Xater
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
Xater's Avatar

Originally Posted by Baconsammy

What aspect of the Wii U is it powering?

Says it right there on the page, the system clock.
Het_Nkik
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:14 PM)
Het_Nkik's Avatar
If it lasts as long as the Dreamcast's then whatever. If it lasts as short as the Saturn's then God help us all.
KojiKnight
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:15 PM)
KojiKnight's Avatar
I too am curious as to what it's being used for... The build in memory is supposed to be flash... so is this just for the clock?

Which reminds me... my wii's clock never needs to be reset when it's unplugged... does the Wii use one of these too?
arit
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:15 PM)
arit's Avatar
Might as well by some for my Saturn. At least it has some way of running the clock when not on power, unlike the original Xbox.

EDIT: Does anyone know how the ps360 keep the clock running? Or are their batteries just not user swappable?
Last edited by arit; 11-09-2012 at 08:17 PM.
Graphics Horse
graphics horse
graphics horse
does whatever a
graphics horse does
(11-09-2012, 08:15 PM)
Graphics Horse's Avatar

Originally Posted by Kyzer

So the clock runs on battery?

What are the alternatives?
Drago
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:15 PM)
Drago's Avatar
Wait, disc LED? Like the Wii blue light?

Didn't know they were bringing that back, nice I guess.
Baconsammy
Banned
(11-09-2012, 08:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Aeana

The image says internal clock.

Oh right. Hopefully there's also an option to set the clock via the Internet.
Flame Lord
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:15 PM)
Flame Lord's Avatar
Fucking.. What?
UltimateIke
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:16 PM)
UltimateIke's Avatar
This is exactly the same as the Wii.

It's not surprising. :/
CrispyXUK
Banned
(11-09-2012, 08:16 PM)

Originally Posted by slasher_thrasher21

HOLY SHIT PRE-ORDER CANCELED!...

Please... like this is some"BIG" deal.

You're joking right? This is a good thing
Aeana
Medal Princess
(11-09-2012, 08:16 PM)
Aeana's Avatar

Originally Posted by KojiKnight

I too am curious as to what it's being used for... The build in memory is supposed to be flash... so is this just for the clock?

Which reminds me... my wii's clock never needs to be reset when it's unplugged... does the Wii use one of these too?

Yes, the Wii uses one too for the same function. In this case, they've just made it easier to replace for end-users.
Eusis
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:16 PM)
Eusis's Avatar

Originally Posted by Kyzer

So the clock runs on battery?

For reference, most computers do. So, yeah, this is basically a non-issue that's only relevant years down the road when you pull it out of storage and the damn date isn't sticking.
Zoe
(11-09-2012, 08:16 PM)
Zoe's Avatar
All modern motherboards use some kind of battery to maintain the system clock. I've seen them run out on desktops before.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(11-09-2012, 08:17 PM)
I heard if you don't replace the dead battery, the Wii U makes a large beeping sound until you replace it
Gianni Merryman
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:17 PM)
Gianni Merryman's Avatar

Originally Posted by Baconsammy

What aspect of the Wii U is it powering?

I gather it's for a Wii U's sort of bios - the clock on screen is being mentioned - just like PC.
Last edited by Gianni Merryman; 11-09-2012 at 08:19 PM.
Het_Nkik
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:17 PM)
Het_Nkik's Avatar
I wonder if this is so the clock actually keeps correct time?

I don't know what it is but every Nintendo console and handheld I own either starts to gain or lost time over the months.
DoctorWho
BOSS
(11-09-2012, 08:17 PM)
DoctorWho's Avatar

Originally Posted by UltimateIke

This is exactly the same as the Wii.

It's not surprising. :/

Did they have it in the Wii manual? Can't remember.
corn_fest
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:17 PM)
corn_fest's Avatar

Originally Posted by Baconsammy

Oh right. Hopefully there's also an option to set the clock via the Internet.

The two options are complementary, not exclusive. It'll likely get the time from a time server and keep it in memory with the battery in case the console is unplugged.
jbueno
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:18 PM)
jbueno's Avatar

Originally Posted by DoctorWho

Saturn used something similar for system memory as well.

At least one didnīt have to open up the system to replace the battery, as it was the case with the DC. And as this fine gentleman said the CR2032 in a Dreamcast last a long time, I donīt think I have ever needed to replace mine.

Originally Posted by Het_Nkik

If it lasts as long as the Dreamcast's then whatever. If it lasts as short as the Saturn's then God help us all.

Indeed.
heckmanimation
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:18 PM)
heckmanimation's Avatar

Originally Posted by Aeana

It's okay, I still have a couple dozen waiting to be used in my Saturn.

wait was this a thing with saturns?!

maybe thats why mine stopped saving?

all of a sudden, after y2k mind you, my saturn stopped saving - atleast my shining force 3, and i always have to reset up the clock the internal clock i think.

hmmmmmm

are these easy to get and replace in my saturn?
Baconsammy
Banned
(11-09-2012, 08:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Gianni Merryman

I gather it's for Wii U's bios - it mention the clock - just like PC.

Yeah, what threw me off was the "better stock up" comment. There's no need to worry about replacing this thing.
Madao
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:18 PM)
Madao's Avatar
why is this news?

the Wii has the same battery and the GC has it too (and you can't change the GC's one since it is soldered in the controller ports chipset)

this just powers the internal clock.
Dr. Zoidberg
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:19 PM)
Dr. Zoidberg's Avatar

Originally Posted by KojiKnight

Which reminds me... my wii's clock never needs to be reset when it's unplugged... does the Wii use one of these too?

Pretty much every computer with a persistent clock has a battery in it. Every PC Mobo does, for example. The only strange thing here is that they made it user serviceable when that is not the trend for recent consoles.
bdizzle
Tom
(11-09-2012, 08:19 PM)
bdizzle's Avatar
Pre order cancelled. I can put with with last gen hardware, waggle, and kiddy games, but I refuse to replace a damn clock battery
shagg_187
lapdance transform pants
(11-09-2012, 08:19 PM)
shagg_187's Avatar
Every hardware that keeps track of time has the coin cell battery. You rarely have the need to replace it; though it's good that Nintendo has thought of a way to replace it. It's nothing "controversial". I've never replaced it for my PS3 (though to do so, you need to disassemble the entire console, so it's good to see Nintendo allows to do so).
Aeana
Medal Princess
(11-09-2012, 08:19 PM)
Aeana's Avatar

Originally Posted by heckmanimation

wait was this a thing with saturns?!

maybe thats why mine stopped saving?

all of a sudden, after y2k mind you, my saturn stopped saving - atleast my shining force 3, and i always have to reset up the clock the internal clock i think.

hmmmmmm

are these easy to get and replace in my saturn?

Yes, if the battery in the Saturn dies then you lose your saves when it's powered off.
These batteries are cheap/easy to find and easy to install in the Saturn.
UltimateIke
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:20 PM)
UltimateIke's Avatar

Originally Posted by DoctorWho

Did they have it in the Wii manual? Can't remember.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/dow...OpMn_setup.pdf

I don't see a full page about it, but page 5 points it out.
Graphics Horse
graphics horse
graphics horse
does whatever a
graphics horse does
(11-09-2012, 08:20 PM)
Graphics Horse's Avatar

Originally Posted by Gianni Merryman

I gather it's for Wii U's bios - it mention the clock - just like PC.

And every console since I can't remember when, dreamcast? Just the Wii and Wii U let you change it without taking the console apart.
The Boat
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:20 PM)
The Boat's Avatar
This reminds me I need to buy a new one for my mobo.
Like the hat?
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:20 PM)
Like the hat?'s Avatar
same thing with Wii. Never had to replace mine though.
Veal
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:20 PM)
Veal's Avatar
Man these hype/anti-hype WiiU threads are just getting ridiculous.
Stewox
Banned
(11-09-2012, 08:20 PM)
No offense, but this is a very misleading thread title.


This battery is for clock. Stuff like this only needs to be replaced once in 3-5 years. Same goes for GamePad battery. The replacement for GamePad battery is for dead batteries which are overused and do not charge as much as new ones would.

This is good news, all this stuff user replacable in case of malfunction or age.

But the point of getting a new system for me is also looking at the great Manual and reading it all thoguh, so this is spoilers for me, im closed eyes until I get my own into my hands.

Yes, true gamers see value in every aspect and appreciate, the unboxing, manual reading it's all top-notch moments!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by Stewox; 11-09-2012 at 08:24 PM.
Jucksalbe
Member
(11-09-2012, 08:21 PM)
Jucksalbe's Avatar

Originally Posted by heckmanimation

are these easy to get and replace in my saturn?

Yes, that's very, very likely the cause for your problems. You can easily replace them on the back (I think on the left side), just buy a bunch of coin cell (CR2032) batteries.
CrunchinJelly
formerly cjelly
(11-09-2012, 08:21 PM)
CrunchinJelly's Avatar

Originally Posted by uchihasasuke

why is this news?

the Wii has the same battery and the GC has it too (and you can't change the GC's one since it is soldered in the controller ports chipset)

this just powers the internal clock.

Neither of the other current gen consoles have it in such a user-serviceable position. It's weird, is all.

Thread Tools