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Mother Board battery Replacement Dell 8400


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#1 Catboat Willy

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:12 AM

Hi, This is my first post but have used Bleeping Computer before to resolve various problems without posting. So thanks in advance !

OK Here goes. I have a old Dell 8400 running Windows XP (Runs at 3.2 M with 4 g's of memory. It runs very reliably and have had little problems.

Recently, on start up, I received a message that the 'System Battery is low press F-1 to continue' I read on the forum the details on how to hot swap the mother board battery. I did so and that went off without a hitch. But with the new Battery in place, I still get the same message on start up telling me that the battery is low as mentioned above. I've eliminated the obvious; incorrectly placed battery, old battery; battery seems tight in battery socket.

I'm stumped as to what to do next. Anyone have any ideas as to what my next action should be to eliminate this message ?

Thanks,
Bill

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:13 AM

Check for a bios update.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:40 PM

Hi Allen,
Hope you are not freezing in my old home state of New Jersey ! This computer is running the latest edition of the BIOS from Dell. Are you saying I should try and down load the BIOS again ?
Thanks,
Bill

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:38 AM

I'm originally from Brooklyn and have been living in NJ for a VERY long time. And one of my posts when I was in the service was in Fairbanks. Nah - I'm not cold :)

Installing the newest bios is simply one of the troubleshooting steps for your problem, but if you're sure you already have it that's fine.




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