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>Henrik Carlqvist wrote:
>> On Sun, 07 Mar 2021 01:33:37 -0800, Wojciech Zabolotny wrote:
>>> niedziela, 7 marca 2021 o 08:37:22 UTC+1 Bob Martin napisał(a):
>>>> Change the battery.
>>> The laptop battery was replaced 3 years ago, and has 91% of the original
>>> capacity. The BIOS does not loose settings.
>>> If if it was the matter of battery, the reflashing itself wouldn't help,
>>> but it did.
>> The CMOS settings probably has a battery of its own:
>The symptoms were obvious but I was also not sure that a Laptop has a
>CMOS battery, hopefully it is accessible enough that it can be replaced
It'll probably be buried somewhere...definitely not as easy to access as the
main battery, which just pops out.
Dell's service documentation is usually pretty decent and will show you what
needs to be removed to get at any part of your computer. Download the
appropriate manual (for this one, looks like it's the owner's manual) and
follow the instructions. I found an online-browsable version of the manual;
the steps described are listed here:
(It appears to be just a plain old CR2032 that snaps into a holder, without
wires and a plug dangling from it. You should be able to find a local
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