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#1 repairman

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:31 PM

I need help with a problem that my IBM thinkpad 380ed is giving me, and that is it comes up with an error code, which is to set the time and date on the computer, but when I do it just goes back to telling that my time and date needs to be set. What do I need to do next??

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:07 PM

http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mbsys/cmos_BatteryDead.htm

COPIED FROM LINK ABOVE:
The CMOS battery is dead or dying

Explanation: The system is exhibiting behavior that implies that the CMOS battery is dead. This can include lost CMOS settings, the real-time clock losing time, or of course dead battery warnings at boot time.

Diagnosis: On an older PC, it is normal for the CMOS battery to fail at some point in time. They usually last for many years, with over five years being the norm, at least on older machines. Nobody knows for sure how newer machines will fare. On a new motherboard, this sort of message is a sign of a defect, although you shouldn't worry about it if it appears only the very first time the board is powered up. The solution is replacing the battery, and this can be an either easy or impossible task, depending on how much thought the motherboard manufacturer put into the design.

Recommendation:..........See INFO in Link above

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:09 PM

Quite simple to access. The motherboard battery is located in the same compartment as the memory
.pdf manual for your laptop Here

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#4 repairman

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:53 PM

Thank You Buddy215 and garmanma. That is my problem, my battery only had like .7 volts left. Now I just got to find me a new one.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

Here is a link from Google search for your CMOS battery.
I think most though would pop the old battery out and make sure to get the right replacement.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=c...G=Google+Search

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:49 PM

walmart, kmart, radio shack, even dollar general has em. just get the right number <$5

Edited by smurfgod, 16 February 2008 - 04:49 PM.





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