Computer Clock and date stopped

  night 16:26 12 Mar 06

Can someone verify that the reason my clock and date have stopped but only work when the computer switched on , that the battery needs replacing in the computer and where can one obtain one please.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:29 12 Mar 06

Yes Cmos battery dead.

CMOS Battery
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  Diemmess 16:36 12 Mar 06

Yes to the dud battery particularly if the computer is past its 4th birthday.

Unplug the computer from the wall.
Open the box, look for a (usually disk shaped) battery on the mother board. Usually like a large deaf-aid battery.
This is usually held in place by a springy blade whic can either be lifted a little or swung to one side.

Pick out the battery and look at the type and manufacturer's code.

Buy a new one from not only a computer store but many other stores from jewellers to supermarkets.
When handling a new battery, try to use cotton or latex gloves, they don't like being fondled with sweaty fingers!

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