t I am wondering what the consequences of operating with a dead battery are.
The system will not keep correct time, BIOS setting may fluctuate, get verious error messages, computer may not start at all,
Here is a short article on changing the CMOS battery.
Couple of notes.
Taking anti static measure. It is sufficient to discharge static from your body by briefly touching an unpainted part of the computer case.
Skip the writing down and saving settings.
If you battery is held in place by a little clip, it is fairly weak metal, Do not bend it very far back, just enough so you can remove and replace the battery.
After installing the battery and starting the computer, you will get an error message, this is normal.
Restart the computer and enter the set up, (BIOS)
Set the time, date, (language and region if present)
Go to the exit screen.
Find and highlight, Load Default, or, Load Optimized Defaults, Press enter.
Save setting and exit.
Your computer will restart and hopefully load the OS.http://unicomputers....eplacement.aspx
Edited by iammykyl, 04 January 2012 - 11:52 PM.