View Full Version : computer question, help please

06-29-2005, 09:56 PM
i have a newer dell (1 year old) that keeps losing time. about once a week i have to reset the time. sometimes it loses 5 minutes and sometimes it loses up to 15 minutes... any suggestions on how to fix it for good. or what the problem could be. any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.............................mike

06-29-2005, 10:06 PM
The clock runs off of an internal battery, kind of like a wrist watch. Change it!

06-30-2005, 05:08 AM
yeah, run to radio shack, wal-mart, or wherever sells any electronics and pick up a CR-2032 battery. Change that out and should be fine

06-30-2005, 06:13 AM
yo CB... Ya try to replace your CMOS battery probably a 3V (CR-2032)lithium battery on your motherboard.

before you change do these things first...Power on, and access your BIOS Setup, then print (via shift-prtsc) or just write down all the information on all of the menus. make sure you save any data that has to do with hard disk configuration.

turn off system replace the old battery with the new one. Then turn it back up, run BIOS Setup, and check the settings make sure everything is ok and reset any info that has changed including the date and time, then just reboot and everything should be cool. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif