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Old 11-12-2003, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Clock Problem

My computer's clock often looses track of time. I have a HP ZE5170 laptop bought some 15 months ago. I have to constantly update the time using internet time server <time.windows.com> using the time update feature. This annoys me a lot and I'd appreciate if anyone cound give me a solution for this problem. Thanks in advance...
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u could try checking if the battery is ok...
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well...I was gonna do that...but is there a chance of any other problem ?
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Old 11-12-2003, 08:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I appreciate your help...I am gonna replace the battery....
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Old 11-12-2003, 08:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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uumapathi i just want to make sure you understand what microbell is saying; he is talking about the CMOS battery that is a button type battery, not the main battery pack used to power the notebook. the CMOS battery is used to hold the BIOS configuration and/or system clock time, comprende?
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Old 11-19-2003, 12:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well..Thanks ek...I am a Hardware Engineer myself and I know to locate my CMOS battery...
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Reset it!
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Old 11-20-2003, 01:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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year if clocks losing time, it means new battery
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Old 10-02-2006, 01:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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uumapathi,

Did you replace the battery yourself?

I have a question about that procedure, maybe you can advise me on this point. I downloaded the service manual for my ze5170 from HP and it says that when the screen and motherboard are disconnected, a Service Utility floppy disk is needed in order to reconnect them. The wording is vague, it sounds like they mean when a NEW screen or motherboard is used then the floppy is needed to help them communicate. It's hard to imagine that I would need this floppy if I'm just putting the same parts back together.

So if you did replace your battery yourself, how difficult was it, and did you need the SU floppy?

If you paid for it to be done, can I ask what it cost?

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