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Re: Setting the time and date is ?broken?

On Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 11:30:44PM +0000, thomas lakofski wrote:
> is it quite an old pc?  you might need a new battery on your motherboard,
> the little lithium cr2032 one which supplies power to the rtc and nvram
> when it's switched off.  if the battery goes, it has trouble storing the
> time.  it's not completely consistent with the behaviour you're describing
> though, but it's worth checking.

It's not just old PCs with discrete batteries -- I'm reasonably sure I've
seen photos of new motherboards with these lately. I was a bit surprised
myself. I think my ASUS Super7 board may even have one (but I don't have
the case open to check presently).

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD. 
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