Charging, battery & CMOS problems

  Crab65 08:46 AM 04 Aug 12
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Hi everyone. A few weeks ago the ac charger for my Asus F7 gave up, so I bought another one. However, (coincidentally?) my battery has not been charging properly since, even though I have tried other chargers. Now the battery is totally dead. Additionally the time & date has reset to 2008 each time the laptop is shut down. Replaced the CMOS battery but this didn't make any difference. Could something have shorted/broken that will affect both batteries or does the CMOS battery rely on a little power from the main battery to keep it going? Does anyone have an idea what could have gone wrong as I am loathe to spend >£30 on a new battery if there's nothing wrong with it? Thanks for looking.

  Aitchbee 09:17 AM 04 Aug 12

Although this is not a solution (it's the best I can think of)...just try putting your computer into hibernation mode (when closing down) so the clock stays at the right time.When I close (the lid on) my laptop, it does just that.

  HenryF75 09:24 AM 04 Aug 12

Your problem could stem from a faulty battery. Have you tried removing the battery and running your netbook on mains.

  onthelimit1 09:46 AM 04 Aug 12

After replacing the CMOS battery, did you go into BIOS to setup the time?

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