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The date/time clock will not stay accurate on my computer- whats going on?

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Bios battery is dead or dying... needs to be replaced.... it's the round battery on the motherboard.

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If the time and date is way out each time you start your machine it is probably the motherboard battery.
This is a large watch type battery (CR2032) available from most pharmacy's and jewellers stores.
You will need to remove the side cover of your machine to get access to the battery and change the battery with the power cord unplugged from the wall.

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