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  1. john1

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    Hi,

    I'm running an old Dell Optiplex with Win2k,
    each startup it asks me to press the F1 key,
    Im guessing this might be mobo battery,
    any idea where this woud be,
    i had a look but didnt see it,
    maybe i missed it but i would think it
    should be easy to spot.

    John :)
     
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    well if it is the time will not be correct when you start windows or in BIOS setup
    full model of the OptiPlex please
     
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    Hi Mac,

    yes the clock, youre right, i forgot about the clock.
    I'll have to have a look and see if its behaving right.
    i think it is, but i dont recall, i'll have to start it up
    again.

    The machine appears to be called a 'Dell Optiplex GX1'
    and seems to be in fair nick, only one stick of ram though
    8 x 64 ..... 512 ?? maybe meg? about half a gig i guess.

    i'll fire it up, and post back.

    John :)
     
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    Hi,

    Ive got it running (and also another to type this on!) The Optiplex
    has regressed to July 1998, its clock is running but seemed to start
    at 01:00 hrs, which i found odd.

    So it is looking like the motherboard battery has finally given up.

    I'm going to have to open it up again, and this time have a good
    look around for the little battery.

    It is quite nicely made and the expansion boards come out on their
    own little sub section.

    John : )
     
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    Found it.
    Corner of mobo under the CD unit.

    More disassembly to get to it.
    Could take a while.

    John : )
     
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    I see it, far corner opposite I/O and at end of DIMM slots
     
  7. john1

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    Yes thats it, a 2023
    Just happen to have one thats ok,
    ive put it in, now the clock is ok,
    but the CD has disappeared from the screen

    And i dont know how to make it show up.
     
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    Good well done with the battery
    Let me know how it goes
     
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    battery and clock ok,
    CD unit hiding.

    Not showing up, dunno why not ...
     
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