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#1 mdoggy39


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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

Hey guys, i have an older P4, generic computer, was getting low battery warning on boot. So i got a new battery, loaded defaults, and im still getting the warning, and clock is messed up.
What else would it be??

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:56 PM

You need to reset the time/date in the BIOS...and then save the BIOS changes. If you don't save the changes, nothing will have been accomplished.

Your BIOS will have directions for changing the time/date, follow those instructions.



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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:58 PM

I will assume you got the correct battery.

Check to make sure the battery is installed properly .

As for the time if you unplugged the unit [which I'm sure you did] & removed the battery you will need to go in the BIOS & reset the time .

Once you have set the time unplug the computer for a few minutes & then plug it back in.
If the time needs to be reset there is an issue with the battery not supplying power .
If the time is OK when you plug it back in there the battery is working.
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#4 mdoggy39

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:59 PM

yep i did that when i first put it in. But still getting the same problem.

ok, fairjoe, i will try that.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:06 PM

Make sure the plus side of the battery is facing up
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