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CMOS battery failure

This is a very easy and money saving tip for all,whenever your PC on starting shows CMOS battery failure it means nothing so complicate has stopped working just a button cell has lost its charged and needs to be replaced because if don't do so there will be lots of problem such as if you open a mail lets say Google it wont open because CMOS battery stores Time details and if it has stopped working time will be wrong and Google mail wont work so the solution is to just open your PC and you will see a small button like cell which you can remove easily and can be changed.
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Astone CE-260 netbook 1GB RAM, 60g HDD / Power but Total Darkness ??

Sounds like an expensive door stop! It will not be the Cmos battery as if it were flat the system would still run but it would have to look up the system content at every boot. Try removing battery, power supply and RAM. Power it up with the power supply.If it now works, add RAM then HDD. If it doesn't. a car ramp or door stop is possibly best.

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cant get 4600i started. powers up but will not get past intro screen. screen shows F1 to continue and when i press F1 it tells me to press it again to retry reboot, F2 for setup options.

you need to go to cmos or bios setup, set all the date and time and proper boot setting there save and exit, it is a cmos or bios failure that causes these problems try replacing the cmos battery if the message still continues

Nov 22, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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save to disk file not found run ph disk for info

the cmos is under the aluminum of the keyboard try to remove it carefully its too easy

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Try going into the BIOS and restore factory defaults, reboot and see if the message is still there.

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It seems your CMOS battery has failed. You should replace it with the new one. Ask at your local shop for info about CMOS battery you need.

Jan 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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