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Problem starting an old Packard Bell

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#1 Billy1981


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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:40 PM

Packard Bell 1150
Model: 890230
p/n: 890230

I dragged out an old Packard Bell computer and I'm having problems starting it.

It says the following while starting:

Phoenix Bios A486 Version 1.01

Reference IP07

Shut Down Failure

Diskette Drive B failure

Time of day not set - run setup program.

I don't have any cds or disks for it. How can I fix this?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:49 PM

I'm moving this to Internal Hardware, but to answer your question, you need to change the motherboard battery. Depending on the age of the computer, hopefully it's a removable coin sized battery. They can be purchased at drug stores by the watch batteries.
After replacement, you will need to enter the BIOS and reset the date and time
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