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The time on my desktop pc is not showing the right time even though I have re-set it a couple times. I am sure I once read on here that it could be a sign of something more serious. Can anyone put me right on this . Cheers.

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A quick Google, using the phrase "Desktop time problem" shows that it could be caused by several things. Have a go through the list.

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Yes it is usually the CMOS battery - most are CR2302 and easy to replace (unless it's a notebook!)

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Thank you for the replies and I will get a new battery and put it in.

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19 hours ago, swarfendor437 said:

Yes it is usually the CMOS battery - most are CR2302 and easy to replace (unless it's a notebook!)

I think that's a typo. More likely a CR2032.

 

First 2 numbers are dia. in mm' s, second 2 are thickness.

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Do all the CR2032 have the same power output or is there a specific type for the desktops?

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19 hours ago, Broakham said:

I think that's a typo. More likely a CR2032.

 

First 2 numbers are dia. in mm' s, second 2 are thickness.

oops! my bad! 

 

49 minutes ago, Kidorry said:

Do all the CR2032 have the same power output or is there a specific type for the desktops?

Hi kidorry they are all the same. 

Edited by swarfendor437

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20 hours ago, Broakham said:

I think that's a typo. More likely a CR2032.

 

First 2 numbers are dia. in mm' s, second 2 are thickness.

Just realised how stupid that looks!! The 32 is 3.2mm not 32. 😳

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Managed to change the battery but I was a bit nervous because it was only held in by a plastic surround and if I broke that I think I would have been in trouble. Thank you everyone for your help.

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4 hours ago, Kidorry said:

Managed to change the battery but I was a bit nervous because it was only held in by a plastic surround and if I broke that I think I would have been in trouble. Thank you everyone for your help.

Glad you sorted it, but for future reference (and for anyone else) as part of the holder, there is a small flat metal piece at one side, push/squeeze this towards the out-side edge, and the battery should just kinda pop out... then put the new one in pushing that side down last to 'clip' it in... :)

Edited by Ghozer

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Yes I saw that but I did not know if it was a connector, so I left it alone.

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