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System Voltage is low


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#1 Whiteycm

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:50 PM

I am running a Dell Precision T3400
This computer is five years old, and is a work station, but still has great specs. Quad core processor and runs three monitors to do estimating for a construction company.

The exact error I get when I boot up my computer is - Alert! System Battery Voltage is low. Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility
Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics.

Doing some googling I heard it might be a bad dell battery on a motherboard. I heard it may also be a bad power supply.

What do you guys think it is?
Is this something I will need dell t

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

Continued, is this something I'll need dell to fix or can I buy a part off new egg and install it myself.

I can fix a power supply but not sure about a bad battery on a motherboard.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

Something I found:

 

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/1915445.aspx

 

I would definitely try updating the BIOS before plugging the system directly into the wall. Good luck to you.



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

If you have not replaced the CMOS battery in the last couple of years, it is time, the battery will cost about $3.00.  Disconnect from power, remove the side panel touch the chassis to get rid of any static.  Look for a quarter sized watch battery, one side has clips you can push aside and it will pop up slap the new one in and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:24 PM

cr2032 3volt watch battery.






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