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Time Date


March Wind
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date time

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March Wind

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When I do not use my PC for a week or two. I find the time and date have stopped working. Can you advise please on what I should do about this also why is it happening?

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spuds

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What help do you want about "Time Date"?.

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spuds

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If you are talking about a desktop, then it might be the button battery that wants changing. A laptop might be the same if the battery is low.

Low batteries might also cause other problems.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Renew the CMOS battery see here

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March Wind

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Yes it is a desk top PC. Time keeps either stopping or goes very slowly. If I have not used the PC for a week or two when I switch on the date and time are not correct. If I need a new battery how and where will I find it. Do you know what type of battery it would be or do they vary?

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Sea Urchin

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Fruit Bat/\0/\'s link above shows you how to change the CMOS battery and what type of battery you need

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rdave13

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As Fruit Bat /\0/\' link above. Unfortunately you'll need to find out how to open your PC's case. Google for that. Remember to unplug mains power supply before attempting it. Some info on you tube to replace cmos battery and select more than the one linked, cmos

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woodchip

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Is this PC a very old PC as the Battery should last at least three or more years. Its unplugging the Plug from Wall socket that runs them down, or turning the switch off

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March Wind

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Thank you for your help. The PC is 7 years old. The socket with the upper tab, pic (1). Should I be able to slide the battery out as well as in?

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spuds

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The install would be the same as removal, only in reverse order.

The batteries are readily available for about a £1.00 each or possibly a card of four for a £1.00 from some discount outlets. You should find that the battery as a four digit reference number.

On installing make sure that the battery contact tab is secure, before refitting the case. Some people tend to prise the tab up with a screwdriver, then find later that the contact is not as good.

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