The Record Quotes RESCUECOM in Daylight Savings Time Article

Some Computers Have Issues Adjusting Properly to Daylight Savings Time

The Record
By Jay Levin, Staff Writer
October 30, 2007:


Time change confusing old clocks

If that automated clock you're staring at is an hour behind, rest assured it's not you.

It's the clock.

Daylight saving time, which traditionally runs through 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in October, ends a week later beginning this year, the result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Some older electronic devices never got the memo and kicked their clocks back over the weekend.

The situation was hardly cataclysmic, as we went through this more than seven months ago, when daylight saving time arrived three weeks early, on the second Sunday in March.

Still, there were scattered reports Sunday and Monday of clocks in offices, homes, vehicles and personal data devices being an hour off.

Josh Kaplan, owner of the Belleville franchise of Rescuecom, a provider of emergency computer repair and support, said he was riding with a customer Monday morning when he noticed that the car's clock, which was tied to a satellite navigation system, was off by an hour.

As for computers, Kaplan said there was little impact because many customers installed the necessary patches before daylight saving time arrived in March.

And, said Geek Squad double agent Ismael Matos, who oversees about 100 Geek Squad agents in the metropolitan area, "newer computers already had the patch pre-installed, from Microsoft, for any daylight saving time issues."

As of late Monday afternoon, his agents had not fielded any calls related to internal clocks.

A spokesman for Research in Motion's popular BlackBerry handheld communication device, said most customers already had downloaded the necessary patch well before daylight saving time arrived in March.

The lengthening of daylight saving time will give trick-or-treaters extra daylight Wednesday.

And remember: We fall back an hour this coming Sunday, at 2 a.m.

Google Reviews

Christopher Larsen
Christopher Larsen
in the last week
Met with Anthony for a custom gaming PC build and I've been nothing but impressed! If you plan on ge
...Met with Anthony for a custom gaming PC build and I've been nothing but impressed! If you plan on getting your system upgraded or want help with a build a highly recommend Rescuecom! less
Arron Grady
Arron Grady
in the last week
Excellent customer service! Very fast and friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone.
...Excellent customer service! Very fast and friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone. less
Keith Greene
Keith Greene
in the last week
Was having an error message repeat that was annoying. After inputting a service request, received i
...Was having an error message repeat that was annoying. After inputting a service request, received immediate attention and resolution! less
michael attardo
michael attardo
a week ago
Anthony great job
...Anthony great job less
View all Google reviews

Featured in:


Feature Inthe New York TimesFOX NEWSUSA TodayComputer WorldCNNForbes