cmos chip problem

  User-1324864 16:11 13 Jan 09

If all the power is removed from my laptop (disconect power lead, and remove battery) the system time and date resets when next switched on.
I've been assuming that its a problem with the cmos battery or its connection to the chip, but it has been suggested to me that it could be a problem with the chip itself. Does anyone know if this is likely/possble?

  skidzy 16:16 13 Jan 09

How old is the laptop ?
Sounds like a replacement cmos battery is needed,cheap enough at a couple of pounds.

Does the laptop keep the time ok ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:17 13 Jan 09

Yes or even a short on the motherboard.

Fit a new battery they are very cheap just a couple of pounds and retry.

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