# Fail-Safe Condition Clearing

The Fail-Safe condition is cleared after a Reset, executing a SLEEP instruction or changing the NOSC and NDIV bits. When switching to the external oscillator or PLL, the OST is restarted. While the OST is running, the device continues to operate from the INTOSC selected in OSCCON1. When the OST times out, the Fail-Safe condition is cleared after successfully switching to the external clock source. The OSCFIF bit should be cleared prior to switching to the external clock source. If the Fail-Safe condition still exists, the OSCFIF flag will again become set by hardware.