Computer losing date and time

  AlanHo 18:54 06 Mar 06

My 4 year old desktop computer has started to lose the date and time in the BIOS. After booting it up in the morning I reset the BIOS date and time and all is then OK for the rest of the day - even if I close down and reboot later.

However - overnight it loses the information again and next morning I have to reset the BIOS again.

Could this be a battery problem or is it something else?

If it is a battery that needs changing - is it a straightforward job and are there any special precautions needed.

  Marsh Warden © ™ 18:56 06 Mar 06

Change the Battery, no soecial skills, remove the old one and plop in the new, usually a 2302 available from most shops that sell batteries.

  Marsh Warden © ™ 18:57 06 Mar 06

Should be 2032

  AlanHo 15:26 09 Mar 06

I have changed the battery and all is now well - easier to do than I expected.

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