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When I turn on the computer, the date and time are incorrect, and mentioned that it is the battery. I need to buy a new or can be fixed?

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You need a new cmos battery for your computer, located on the motherboard, it will correct your date and time issues when it is set up, and yes it is worth fixing. Take it to shop you can trust.

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