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Battery Low Last year I booted up and a blue screen came on and the date was reset to 6/05/05. It said battery low, so I replaced the battery. One year later the same thing happened. I don't believe that the battery can die that quickly as my computer is still working but I keep getting the blue screen saying that there is a hardware problem. Could this mean that my motherboard is no good and I should replace it? If so, how do I know what type of motherboard to buy that will be compatible with my computer.

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  • Frank James May 11, 2010

    Does this happen every time that you boot your computer or is it pretty random? Also, what kind-of system are you using? (Operrating system and computer)


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Actually it could be the battery. They are not as good as they used to be. As for the motherboard you would need to know what your case could support. There is ATX, micro ATX, E-ATX, & BTX motherboards. It all depends on the case. Hope this helps.

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