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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:05 PM

My date and time keeps resetting after I turn it back on. I didn't have this problem before. What could cause this problem?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:08 PM

A dead/dying CMOS battery is almost always the cause of date/time problems.

How to replace the CMOS battery

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:17 PM

Do computer stores even sell old CMOS batteries? I have a Dell Latitude C640 Laptop.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

Ehh...I don't really know, as I've never had to buy one. If your local computer stores don't have one, you'll have to search online for it.

Note the Where to buy section on this page: http://www.computerhope.com/btips/battery.htm

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:22 PM

alright one last question. If I don't replace it, the worse thing is me having to set the time and date again? or there will be more issues?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:31 PM

Is it off by one hour or is it losing time?

You might try this if it is off by one hour.
Control Panel - Date and time - Internet time tab
Uncheck automatically synch with an internet time server
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:33 PM

alright one last question. If I don't replace it, the worse thing is me having to set the time and date again? or there will be more issues?

Well, from my feeble knowledge of the CMOS battery, the only thing it does is keep the date and time. But I do not know this for a fact. Someone else can confirm or deny this for you.

It's also possible your BIOS settings will be reset if the CMOS battery is dead....once again, I'm not 100% sure of this.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:13 PM

Most every store that sells watches also sell batteries like this. Its just a simple CR2032 battery.




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