Having problems with your Toshiba Tecra A8-S8513 Notebook ?

The Toshiba Tecra A8 S8413 laptop cmos battery (or capacitor?) does not seem to be working. Symptoms: I set the date and time. As long as the laptop does not sleep or go into power save mode the clock keeps time. If any powersave feature starts up the clock loses time or shut down. The laptop spends more than half of its time attached to a docking station. A replacement motherboard was guoted at $400+. How difficult would a DIY fix be?


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The RTC (Real Time Clock) battery charges when the computer in on (operating). You can plug the electrical cord in and let the computer run for 24 hours by temporarily suspending any sleep mode or automatic power saving features. This should sufficiently charge the RTC battery.
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