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My dell dimension 4600c powers on when I plug it in even though I haven't hit the power-on button. This results in having to run "set-up" and reset the date and time manually each time by hitting F2. Advice, please

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  • susan_howard Nov 10, 2010

    There is nothing to "clean" about the on-off switch. It is contained. I keep the computer unplugged because we have frequent power-surges/brown-outs and I don't trust the surge protector. When I plug the computer in, many times it will just turn on and then I have to run the set-up, which is time-consuming.

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Actually your problem is that the CMOS battery in your computer is dead. This is what allows the BIOS to save your system settings like your clock time.

So when you unplug the computer the BIOS loses power in turn reseting your data and time.

The CMOS battery is the watch battery on the motherboard. What you will need to do is take this battery to your local electronic store so they can get you the proper replacement.

If you are needing help finding it and/or getting it removed let me know.

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It seems that the problem is caused by a burn power button.Sometimes the power button get stiky or malfunction.So when you plug your PC the PB is stuck in "power on" .You can try if you can to remove the PB from the case and check or replace it.

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