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Says cmos not right or battery low what can i do

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The green light on front of my HP computer comes on for a couple seconds and then it goes to red light blinking and beeping try to turn off and back on several times and go right back to blinking red


test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions SATA

the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd have secure connections and are not faulty


even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause you problems computer needs all of the data and power to travel through every working device and to have an end for a computer to be able work properly


a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd drives need to have current go through make sure these devices are working


check the CPU make sure it has thermal paste and dust free secure seating


also check your computer ram modules and cmos battery make sure they are dust free and securely seated some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


hope it helps

Jun 04, 2012 | PC Laptops

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop and when I turn it on it goes to the Dell screen and then after that loads it goes to a gray screen that requests a admin password. i have tried everything to get pass...


1st try taking the cmos battery out of the motherboard remove the keyboard, palmrest then motherboard ,its a little round flat 3volt battery. take it out unplug your laptop and take your laqptop battery out and push and hold down the power button for about 10 seconds. then wait couple hours then install the cmos battery back and try to power on

May 26, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Sreen goes blank within minute, in windows or even if just in the cmos or setup. The video out when hooking up to another monitor is just fine.


You might have either a faulty LCD cable or screen inverter board.
The LCD cable transfers data signal from the motherboard & video card to the LCD screen. It also supplies high voltage DC power to the screen inverter board. The screen inverter board works as a power supply for the backlight lamp mounted inside the LCD screen. It converts low voltage DC power to high voltage AC power needed for the backlight lamp.

Sep 13, 2010 | Averatec 3200 Notebook

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The clock keeps setting itself back an hour


first thing to check is if this happens on the BIOS as well. Restart the computer and press the specific key displayed on the screen to enter BIOS. From there, observe if the time is also not correct. if it also goes back an hour, this would be an issue with the CMOS battery. try to remove and reconnect the CMOS battery, restore BIOS to defaults and set the correct time again. If this does not work, may be time to get a new CMOS battery. On the other hand, if it happens only on the time in Windows, right-click the system clock on the taskbar, then make sure your time zone and date and tim are corect. If your time zone uses DST, set it appropriately. Then click the Internet Time tab and uncheck the option to synchronize to an Internet Time Server, then click OK. It may help to restart the system in this case.

Sep 06, 2010 | Acer PC Laptops

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I have a compaq armada but dont know the power on password how can i fix


Try this remove the main battery and mains power supply, hit the power switch to drain any retained charge. then remove the cmos battery. The cmos battery is on the right under the panel at the top of the keyboard, which can be popped out by gently levering it up at the edges. the key board can then be folded clear, watch for the ribbon cable under it that connects to the motherboard.no other way i know of. You might want to check this location first get to the cmos battery via the removable panel on the bottom right front of the case (other side from the battery). first remove the main battery. next remove the panel, under it you will see a modem card, remove the modem card and you should see the cmos battery to the right side its loke a big watch battery. there will be a connector on the wires going to the battery. remove this to disconnect it. now just push the start button with the machine un plugged, just to discharge any residual power. wait a couple of minutes then reconnect the cmos battery then the modem card, then the main battery. plug it in and start it up. the screen will come up with something like "cmos bad checksum, defaults loaded" do not worry this is normal. if it doesn't start normally, switch it off by holding the on button down until it goes off then restart. it should be fine after that, password gone. you can then get into your bios and set it up to your liking. I recommend not putting in a password. Let me know if this works for you.
JimmyC

Sep 28, 2009 | Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

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IBM t42 comes on, beeps twice and goes off, connected and battery


Yes it is the fan, get a can of compressed air and clean the air vents and the CPU fan with that, also i would check into the CMOS battery as it could be dead and needs replacing.
As the laptop starts up hit F1 when you see the IBM logo and check the date and time, that will be a clear indicator IF the CMOS battery is dead because it will not be the right date and time, it should however let you into windows if you put the date and time right (it may take a couple of attempts)


Good luck

Jun 19, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T42 Notebook

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Blue screen on trying to load programs through CD or play DVD


well.....in that case for u to repair this.....u have to take the risk of taking away the case....u remove the keyboard bezel....lift it up....unscrew any nut under the bezel....make sure u dont force any component to loose inside......u have to remove all the component inside the case...remove the screen....make u get the motherboard...when u have the motherboard out of the case then u will have to remove the cmos battery(complimentry metal oxide semi conductor)after u have remove the cmos battery then u can power it on....then after that...u can fix the cmos battery back then power it on....the fault is stored in the system memory...when u have erase the cmos then u have all the fault gone....then u can take the risk and couple the system back..then u will have ur system back working properly.....

Jun 16, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Change Compaq V6120us cpu battery


I believe that the cmos battery for your particular laptop is located under the keyboard. You must first remove the plastic bezel between the F keys and the monitor hinges. See if there is a little screw from the back that goes through the hinge covers. If so, remove them. There should also be 2 screws underneath the battery that goes to the center of the bezel. Remove these.

Now you can use a small object (tiny screwdriver or the like) to pry up one corner of the bezel, and it should pop right off. There are 3 or 4 screws just above the F keys of the keyboard that have to come out. Slide the keyboard towards the hinges, and it will come out. Carefully remove the ribbon cable from the motherboard, and remove any cover that is there. Walla, the cmos battery should be right in front of you now, so go ahead and change it. Reassemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

Mar 17, 2009 | Compaq PC Laptops

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Where is the CMOS battery?


Yes that was the cmos battery, I'll see if I can find a better solution for this issue for you.

Feb 13, 2008 | Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

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