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Cmos battery dead - needs to be replaced

Please advise how to replace the cmos battery, as I presume it is dead as each boot of DELL Inspiron 8500 defaults to date in 2003
Also loses power adapter type and asks to hit F1 to continue,

regards
ted

PS Its main battery has been dead (and removed for years) snd I run only on mains power via the original supplied power adapter.

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  • zetordog Dec 27, 2008

    I know battery needs replacing - where is it on the del pc??
    HOW do I replace it?


    rgds
    zetordog

  • zetordog Dec 28, 2008

    Guys,


    Great responsive service.
    I appreciate your efforts - keep up the good work..... God knows we need it in the world we live in today.




    zetordog

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Sounds like you need to change the CMOS battery, the time being wrong everytime you boot is a good sign but also it losing its settings in bios is also another sign

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

  • Christopher Sherwood
    Christopher Sherwood Dec 27, 2008

    What seems annoying is that the battery is not a normal watch battery, there or several put together so it will have to be ordered for dell themselves. here is what the battery looks like

    The battery will be connected directly to the motherboard so you may have to take the notebooks case completely off to get to it if it is not reachable from the underside of the notebook.

    contact DELL Support as they will be able to help you fix this problem and should be able to order a new part for you.

    Click her for the DELL Contact page


  • Christopher Sherwood
    Christopher Sherwood Dec 28, 2008

    No problem, anytime

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