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computer year resets 5000 years to 7011


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#1 ketzie

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:14 AM

HELP!!! at seemingly random intervals, I'll "wake up" my computer only to find its date/time entry is suddenly same date, same time, but YEAR 7011.
Not too surprisingly, things don't work right when the computer year is that far off-- which is usually what tips me off that it's happened yet again. AOL may not work, or I may bet alerts that computer protection is "no longer valid" (well gee, 5000 years from now, not surprised).
WHAT causes these repeated changes of the computer's year setting???
and of course
HOW do I fix this so it doesn't keep happening again???
thank you.

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#2 jodav

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:11 AM

Hi ketzie,

You will need to replace the small CMOS battery on the motherboard by the sound of it. This is the only thing that powers the clock settings when the computer is switched off, and so when flat the clock can not work putting it simply.

jodav,
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