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Losing Time

 
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rjb



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Losing Time Reply with quote

My PC is losing time, I restored it to the correct time last week and currently it has lost approximately 20hrs. Is this the CMOS battery failing, if so what precautions will I need to carry out when I go to change it. Thanks
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it sounds like the CMOS battery needs to be changed. This is a fairly straightforward thing to do, only you have to go inside the PC. It is best to have the PC connected to the mains, but with the wall socket turned off. This earths the case, and you when you touch it, thereby removing static and preventing any damage to components.
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