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Dell Dimension 8300

System fails to boot, the pcu briefly starts up , then there is a click and the screen goes blank and then nothing!!!. 

Prior to this I was getting a message that the systems battery was low and to hit F1???  

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Re: Dell Dimension 8300

Here's Dell's page for changing the battery for a Dimension 8300:

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Re: Dell Dimension 8300

This means that your CMOS battery is out of charge..You will just have to get it replaced..Its a Lithium battery(looks lke a circular metallic disc)You will get it for 1$ a piece!

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After i change new 3V battery on main-board, the message still alert again (System battery voltage is low) and ask to press F1 to continue. Any solutions?

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