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Battery holder replacement

I broke the clip that holds the battery for the CMOS. I've replaced the battery tray, but still get a error regarding the CMOS battery and realtime clock. I've checked the voltage of the battery and also voltage across the connections on the mobo, and all checks out...........what next?


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Re: Battery holder replacement

I replaced the board as the solution for this problem. I bought the system board off of eBay for $14.99, when it normally sells for $400.00+. And all is well........

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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Re: Battery holder replacement

Try to go to BIOS and clear System Event Log. It might help


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