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Old 12-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Motherboard battery dead?

Okay, I'm not sure If I really know what I'm talking about here.......

I see what appears to be a button-battery on an old motherboard, in an old 650Mhz Gateway computer. I'm assuming that it keeps the BIOS settings intact? I'm guessing that it must be dead, because whenever I unplug this computer for awhile, and then try to boot, it says that the custom BIOS settings have been lost, and that it will "load default settings" -- it aslo asks me to reset the clock. But I don't have this problem if I leave the computer plugged in all the time.

Is this a small, onboard battery that's gone out?

(I need some enlightenment as you can see!) :freak:
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds about right. Try taking the battery out and buying another one from a local radioshack or walgreens, paid about 6$ for a pack of 4 from walgreens
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a new button cell battery.
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