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Date resets back to 2001 after being powered off

\015 On an HP Pavillion the date resets back to 2001 after being powered off each time\015

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This is usually caused by the CMOS battery being dead or dying.
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\015\012Good news is that they are pretty easy to replace and not all that expensive.
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\015\012If you have lost or misplaced the manual for your computer you can get a new copy here but you will need to know the model number
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\015\012http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_pagetype=s-001&h_lang=en&h_cc=us&h_product=12455&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&cc=us
Try changing the time and date in the BIOS and then save the changes and exit. Then turn the computer off.

Wait a few minutes then turn the computer back on and if the date resets back to 2001 then that means the battery on the motherboard is bad and would need to be replaced cause that means the BIOS isn't keeping information in memory.

The battery you would need is a cr2032 battery. Here is an enlarged image of the battery Im talking about:

http://media.digikey.com/photos/Panasonic%20Photos/CR2032.jpg


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