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Re: [OT?]Re: pc doesn't start

>---- Original Message ----
>From: mark@allums.com
>To: wackojacko32@ntlworld.com
>Subject: Re: [OT?]Re: pc doesn't start
>Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 09:59:24 -0500
>>Wackojacko wrote:
>>> Redirecting to list
>>> Sudev Barar wrote:
>>>> 2008/7/30 Wackojacko <wackojacko32@ntlworld.com>:
>>>>> I was refering to the coin cell that some motherboards have for 
>>>>> keeping bios
>>>>> settings between reboots.
>>>>> The OP mentioned that removing the BIOS battery for a few
>>>>> helps the
>>>>> PC start so maybe it just gives the battery enough time to
>>>>> enough
>>>>> charge for the reboot.  Just a guess.
>>>> This means battery is having charge but removing it is causing
>BIOS to
>>>> reset to defaults. So is not likely problem.
>>>> Waiting an hour resolves this problem. Which means battery is not
>>>> and waiting and hour resets BIOS (I am contradicting myself)
>>>> But why would running the client load BIOS with some useless
>>>> that go away when BIOS resets?
>>>> Hmmm wish I could contribute more....
>>> Me too!  I just remember reading that a dead, or dying, BIOS
>Battery can 
>>> lead to trouble getting the PC to POST, why I don't know.  If you
>>> get your hands on another battery to test this it might be cheaper
>>> a new PSU :)
>>> HTH
>>> Wackojacko
>>Those "coin batteries" are typically 2025's or 2032's, and are quite
>>common.  In the US, Wal*Mart carries them.  Elsewhere, try the local
>>Wal*Mart equivalent, e.g. Tesco, or Radio Shack, or the local
>>parts store should have some.  Some are lithium, some are alkaline,
>>really doesn't matter, they are fairly cheap either way.  I keep
>some on 
>>hand, not only do my computers use them, but the car "zapper" 
>>locker/unlocker uses them, and so does my blood sugar test meter.
>>Mark Allums

I would be very surprised if the BIOS battery is alkaline.  Alkaline
batteries do have a characteristic that the voltage gradually drops
as the battery dies; on the other hand Li batteries usually hold
their voltage until they die at which point the voltage drops to near
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