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Hi! I have a problem with my ASUS laptop model A8E INTEL C2D T&!)) 1.8 GHZ/2GB DDR2. My battery is already drained. When I plugged it in(NO BTTERY) the screen is totally black, and no blinking process is visualized. But Before that, there is a prompt of pressing" F1" everytime Im about to turn on the laptop. And the Internal clock keeps on resetting to 12am, 2007. Is that a Hard drive problem? Pls help me on this.. Tnx ~ Eric

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Hello hongeong and Welcome to Fixya.

Good job in describing your problem! I actually had that very same experience with a DELL machine and the only resolution is to replace the BIOS battery.

This battery keeps track of the current date and time (as defined by user) and updates it every second. If there is low, or no power in this battery, then the date/time update will stop and this will be "sensed" by the machine during POST (Power On Self Test) - this occurs when you turn on the computer.

I strongly recommend for you to take this machine to the nearest service provider as tearing your system apart to reach the whereabouts of the BIOS battery on the system board is a very difficult feat and requires the necessary tools and training to get it done correctly and avoid further issues.

For more information, go visit their support site at :

http://support.asus.com/

I hope this helps, and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Its mean your "CMOS battery" is off, you need to replace it.
the "battery" itself placed inside laptop. you need to open back panel of your laptop to replace it.

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