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cmos settings

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by whiskey, Feb 18, 2002.

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  1. whiskey

    whiskey Thread Starter

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    i have an old toshiba satellite t2115cs laptop.i use it for accounting.Booted it up today (i keep it unplugged at night) message came on screen that the CMOS settings had changed.it took the date on my machine back to 1/1/1990.I changed the date at the c prompt to the current date.things now seem ok.Is this a battery problem?
    please help
     
  2. Dark Star

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    The purpose of having the CMOS chip powered by a small battery is to maintain the date, time, and computer configuration when the power to the computer is turned off. Best chances have it that the battery needs replacing.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    And they are little boogers to get to in order to change.....if you've never taken a laptop apart, I would recommend taking it to someone who knows what they are doing.....I'm still trying to reassemble an old Packard Bell......although I'm calling it other things now :(
     
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