Question about Dell OPTIPLEX 980 SFF Desktop Computer (Intel CORE I3 530 250GB1GB) (BO9S8015)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First you should check that you cmos connection is clean, not just from dust ect, but is it possible that the original battery leaked? This would of caused a short circuit and the damage is what is causing the batteries to leak.
Flashing the CMOS is the next route, this is done by going to the site of the Motherboard Manufacturer, it will also explain how to Flash/Upgrade the CMOS.
If this doesnt solve it it, you need to check that the pins/Jumpers that control the BIOS, again the site for your motherboard will have a print where you can check that the pins are correct(check that the are fitted tightly first!)
Next, try resetting the jumper for the BIOS, usually located closest to the battery. remove it with the power off, power on and off, then enter the BIOS and load default settings. It will Beep while starting up (if allowed) this will not cause a problem, the beeps are only telling you there is a problem, but you already know the jumper settings are wrong.
If these fail, then its most like a short circuit, if this is the case, pack it all in a box and return to Dell.
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
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Try this: remove the DMOS battery and unplug the on/off switch plug. It's the one in the corner near the power supply. To be sure follow the cable from the front on/off switch board on back to this plug. Then plug the A/C cord in, if the system boots up fine, then replace the front panel power on/off swith board. Naturally you will not be able to power off the computer using the power switch (since we unplugged it), so you will have to just pull the plug. Hope this helps. Joe
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
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