Yesterday there was some high winds and the power went on and off about 5 times. My Xbox wasn't on, but it was plugged in. So after about 5 power on and offs, I decided to unplug my Xbox. It is plugged into a power strip type thing, its not a surge protector, I just use it for an extension to an outlet, and so I can plug a couple more things into it. Anyway, the power finally went out and stayed out for about 4 hours, when it came on again and the storm was gone, I plugged it in. I turned it on to play a little Halo and I had to reset the clock again.
So I concluded that there was not a battery on the Xbox motherboard like in PC's to keep the clock set right. However, today there was another big storm. There is a little switch on that power strip to cut the power off to whatever is connected to it. So I decided to just hit that switch instead of unplug the Xbox. I checked the stuff that was connected to the power strip, and non of them worked, so that means that there was no power going to any of them, including the Xbox.
So the storm went by and the power didn't go off once during the entire thing... So after it was gone I flipped that little switch to supply power to the Xbox, ect. When I turned on the Xbox it didn't ask me to set the time, so I went into the settings and the clock was on the correct time. How can this be? I had no power the day before and I had to reset the clock, I turned off the power to it today and I didn't have to reset it... Someone fill me in here.
omg what a lot of typing for such a simple question...