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My laptop will not keep the date and time.

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You need to replace the Bios Battery.
Remove base covers to see if you can locate the battery there.
(Flat 3 volt watch battery type) if its not there then you may find it under your keyboard. thats a little more tricky to get to but i have a video that can help open the laptop to get to it.
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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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