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Clock on PC is loosing time


mctrout

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The last few days the clock my PC has been loosing time. Since last night it has lost 7 hours 15 mins. I searched google to see what the cause might be & the two main answers I found were 1 the CMOS battery was draining & 2 the Motherboard was failing. I hope it is only the battery. But is there a way for me to find out if it is the Motherboard that is the cause. Thanks Mac

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spuds

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YouTube have a number of videos showing how to change the battery, if you are not sure about doing a change.

More info: http://wwwcomputerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

You can usually slip the battery under the metallic tab (if available), but if you try this method don't use force, as the tab might break, or the space between the battery and tab might get wider, making electric circuit contact a little difficult.

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spuds

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Whoops, missed a dot off the above link- try: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

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mctrout

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It was the battery, I installed a new one set the date & time then shut down the PC. I have just turned it back on & the time is as it should be. When I saw it could be either the battery or the motherboard, I thought the way my luck has been for the last few weeksit's bound to be the motherboard. Maybe my l7uck is changing. Thanks to all for replying

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