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IBM R30's CMOS Battery Replaced but still trouble

\015 Hi I just replacecd a IBM R30's CMOS Battery, because startup screen saying Real - Time Error, replace and run setup. After i replaced it, it is still showing the same errors. I tried to change the time in BIOS but kept freezing. I really need HELP!Thanks\015

Answers :

Probably itz either minor case of software corruption/improper ground/cpu fan..
or major case of faulty or defective main board/ram/addon/daughter cards..

..plz do check the following as in order:..
the Hardware part:..
1)a)\015\012in power-on mode, open/unplug the data/vga cable of the monitor from\015\012cabinet..see if raster or 'osd' is appearing on the monitor screen..if\015\012so monitor is ok..else replace the monitor and see..[not applicable in\015\012case of laptop]..
b) in case of laptop try to get output from\015\012external display unit/monitor using vga port..if there's proper display\015\012in there..the problem is probably with either the 'lcd' or 'ccfl' or\015\012'inverter circuit'..

2) if u hv a graphics card, replace with a standby or onboard and see..[not applicable in case of laptop]..

3) unplug mains supply..pick open/remove the cmos battery..check (above +3v)..resit..

4)\015\012see if the ram(s) is loose/faulty..open clean/remove carbon &\015\012or oxide formed on the teeth with an eraser n resit it..or replace with\015\012a standby n see..

5) a) see if ur hdd is noisy or emitting any 'ticking' noise (like 'tuk tuk' or 'kirr kirr')..
b) or if the system is not supporting either the newly installed device or itz software/driver /firmware
if so, u need either a fresh os installation or ur hdd is likely to b replaced..

6) remove/clean dust\015\012neatly..dust is non-uniform in nature n may cause\015\012jam/short circuitry/excess resistance n many more..resulting an increase\015\012in heat..

7) open the CPU Heat-Sink with fan out of the\015\012socket..put some "Heat Sink Compound" (available in local electronics\015\012chip level spare market)between the cpu/processor and the CPU Heat Sink\015\012*** fan..resit/fit it tightly in position..

8) on main/mother\015\012board..see with a debug card for mb error..may b short..look for\015\012defective capacitors(espabove1000mfd)/mosfets..go through the mb's\015\012south bridge n the circuit lie around atx connector..the crystal clock\015\012generator (if cpu isn't heating up)..

9) [in case of desktop] the\015\012smps itself may b defective/faulty..check the outputs of smps viz. 0v\015\012(black~ground); +12v(yellow); +5v (red, green~ps-on, violet~pg&\015\012grey~sb); -12v (blue);-5v(white); +3.3v(orange)..the 'oscillator and\015\012error amplifier ic',or pwm switching regulator circuit..look\015\012for defective protector-transformer/resistance (esp 4.7k)/mosfet..
check the battery n adapter [main power], in case of laptops..

plz give higher priority to step 8 & 9..

the Software part:..
1) hv a licensed and UPDATED\015\012antivirus installed (i prefer avg/kaspersky,remember, without updation\015\012a full version antivirus is useless)..

2) download, install n run microsoft kb890830..http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en..

3) download n run Startup Control Panel..http://download.cnet.com/Startup-Control-Panel/3000-2094_4-10039330.html..'remove\015\012all the unnecessary startup items from here..(if u can't find what\015\012to remove, post me/us in ur comment with all the items listed in each\015\012n every tabs herein)..

4) remove all unnecessary software from add/remove programs..

5) download, install n run 'Advanced System Care Pro'..http://download.cnet.com/Advanced-SystemCare-Pro/3000-2086_4-10399324.html..

6) disable the following:..
a)\015\012'Automatically Restart' right click on my\015\012computer->properties->advanced->startup n recovery->(un\015\012check on the) Automatically Restart;
b) 'Error Reporting' right\015\012click on\015\012my computer->properties->advanced->error reporting->disable\015\012error reporting->(uncheck on the) 'but notifyme when critical error\015\012occur'..

7) Increase the size of Virtual Memory, Initial: 1440; Maximum: 2880

if u r not a professional, always better to seek advise from ur system admin/vendor....
So, the problem was *NOT* the battery; it is *NOT* likely that the new battery is "bad".
\015\012
\015\012Did the message say "run-time" or "real-time" ?
\015\012
\015\012What program were you running when the error-message appeared?
\015\012Does the error-message occur ONLY when running that one program?
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