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I have to keep resetting the clock

..I feel that there is a short somewhere. I want this issue resolved because I feel there is a greater problem and this computer is just 3 months old.

Like right now, the clock says 12:46pm when it is actually 3:46pm.
I had to reset it approx. 3 days ago. And, this is ongoing.

I have an Acer X Series 1200/3200. That is the info listed on the pamphlet.
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The cmos battery inside the PC has run out, all you have to do is remove the side panel and look inside at the "motherboard" you will see a battery there, take it out and replace it with a new one, put the side panel back on and set the time and date and it should keep time from then on

hope this helps

kind regards

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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