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Left my laptop in storage 4 3 yrs when i fired it up it wont get past check time and date then it asks for a code. heck i cant remember and its upsetting trying to let kids use it

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The CMOS battery that keeps the date and time needs to be replaced.
The battery is fairly inexpensive however, finding one, depending where you live may be the biggest hurdle.
Replacing the battery is also simple IF you feel comfortable disassembling the laptop.

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