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Clock goes back to 2006

  1. #1


    Chas Guest

    Clock goes back to 2006

    I have a laptop with vista on and lately whenever I turn the computer off it
    resorts to October 2006 wwhen I turn it back on.
    If I restart the computer it's is ok, it only happens when i turn it off.
    I think it maybe the mobo battery, but I don't want to open it up if there's
    an easy remedy.
    Thanks



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  2. #2


    Manny Weisbord Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006

    "Chas" <I ate Spam@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >I have a laptop with vista on and lately whenever I turn the computer off it
    >resorts to October 2006 wwhen I turn it back on.
    >If I restart the computer it's is ok, it only happens when i turn it off.
    >I think it maybe the mobo battery, but I don't want to open it up if there's
    >an easy remedy.
    If you have to reset the date in the BIOS, then it's the CMOS battery.

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  3. #3


    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006

    On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:23:15 +0100, "Chas" <I ate Spam@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    > I have a laptop with vista on and lately whenever I turn the computer off it
    > resorts to October 2006 wwhen I turn it back on.
    > If I restart the computer it's is ok, it only happens when i turn it off.
    > I think it maybe the mobo battery, but I don't want to open it up if there's
    > an easy remedy.

    It's almost certainly the battery, and it needs to be replaced; there
    is no other remedy, easy or not.

    Its only happening when you turn it off, not when you restart, is
    exactly what a failing battery would do; restarting doesn't remove
    power from the battery. Turning it off does.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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  4. #4


    Justin Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006

    Chas wrote:

    > I have a laptop with vista on and lately whenever I turn the computer off it
    > resorts to October 2006 wwhen I turn it back on.
    > If I restart the computer it's is ok, it only happens when i turn it off.
    > I think it maybe the mobo battery, but I don't want to open it up if there's
    > an easy remedy.
    > Thanks
    >
    >

    Sounds like you're stuck in a temporal causality loop. What you need to
    do is find a way to send yourself a message into the previous loop; this
    way you can give your 2006 counterpart a hint on how to break the cycle.
    Good luck!

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  5. #5


    Stan Starinski Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006

    Try replacing BIOS backup battery, aka "CMOS" battery.

    P.S. I don't like the term CMOS, as we (hardware folks) widely use it for
    Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Logic.
    And note this failure is extremely rare, battery even gets charged somewhat
    whenever you're AC-plugged, so somethign is strange here but do try
    replacing a battery, it's a few dollars.


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  6. #6


    Chas Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006

    Many thanks for the advice.


    "Chas" <I ate Spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eKKWgWUCKHA.4792@xxxxxx

    >I have a laptop with vista on and lately whenever I turn the computer off
    >it resorts to October 2006 wwhen I turn it back on.
    > If I restart the computer it's is ok, it only happens when i turn it off.
    > I think it maybe the mobo battery, but I don't want to open it up if
    > there's an easy remedy.
    > Thanks
    >
    >


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  7. #7


    LVTravel Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006



    "Chas" <I ate Spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:uzPc8MXCKHA.1380@xxxxxx

    > Many thanks for the advice.
    >
    >
    > "Chas" <I ate Spam@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eKKWgWUCKHA.4792@xxxxxx

    >>I have a laptop with vista on and lately whenever I turn the computer off
    >>it resorts to October 2006 wwhen I turn it back on.
    >> If I restart the computer it's is ok, it only happens when i turn it off.
    >> I think it maybe the mobo battery, but I don't want to open it up if
    >> there's an easy remedy.
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    Since many of the batteries are hidden in laptops, if you don't feel
    comfortable opening the case, you should take it to a competent computer
    repair place to have the battery replaced. Places like the Geek Squad or
    big box stores are NOT competent in most circumstances. Most laptop
    instruction manuals don't tell you how to replace the MB battery either.
    The last one I had to replace ensued soldering wires onto the new battery's
    leads.


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  8. #8


    Stan Starinski Guest

    Re: Clock goes back to 2006

    Isn't it under warranty (battery)??
    I've never seen such a failure since ages ago, when harddisks, memories and
    whatever else used to fail frequently.
    Nowadays a failing CMOS battery is really strange, get it fixed for FREE
    (udner warranty).


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