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Laptop resets date & time every time it starts

Everytime i turn my laptop on & off it resets the time & date to january 1, 2000. Why is it doing this and how do I fix it?

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  • njgal31 Jan 07, 2008

    can you send me the manual. I opened up the laptop, but I did not find the battery. I have the replacement batttery already but don't know where it goes.

  • njgal31 Jan 07, 2008

    Can you send me the manual. I have the battery but don't know where it goes.

  • iceman6992 Feb 20, 2009

    i have the same problem with the time reseting all the time, also sometimes the laptop wont turn on. is that also due to the cmos battery ? cheers

  • iceman6992 Feb 20, 2009

    i have the same problem with the time reseting all the time, sometimes the laptop wont turn on, is that also due to the cmos battery ? cheers

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Sounds like cmos battery needs replacing.

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    nipperthedog Jan 07, 2008

    I can send you the service manual/disassembly manual for your laptop. I think you will need it to replace your cmos battery.

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You have a small battery inside the laptop on the motherboard (Looks like a watch battery) that has expired. If you replace this battery your problem will disappear.

Your bigger problem is getting to this battery. Usually you can "lift up" the keyboard and get to items like the memory, etc. Check around these areas and see if you can find and replace this battery. Should solve your problem.

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