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System battery is low

When I turn on the computer the following message appears on my screen: "Alert! System battery is low. Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility." When I press F2 there are a lot of options but none of them appear to cure the battery is low problem. What should I do?

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It should be replace the bios battery from the motherboard. circle silver color and it should be available on some computer shop.

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    Charris Suaybaguio Dec 20, 2008

    if you can still locate the battery then try to look on your manual for information.



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Go to radio shack and pick one up, you should get a half dozen on ebay for a few dollars, I keep them in with my computer tools, they have bailed me out on more than 2 occasion, take the old battery with you as they aren't all the same, good luck

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Replace the system battery, no more no less


Good luck to you

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You need to replace the CMOS coin shaped battery that is located on the motherboard.

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    Ginko Dec 20, 2008

    You need to phisically have the Bios battery replaced. By pressing F2 you only enter in bios settings, do not change anything on that menu, as the computer may not start afterward.

    Changing a CMOS battery is not a difficult operation, and the battery is cheap, but if you have not done it before, there is always risk to damage the motehrboard.

    See How to replace the CMOS battery.

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