Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX150 PC Desktop ?

I have an Dell OptiPlex GX150 and the cmos clock battery only operates for about 30 days. I have replaced batteries twice with batteries from different sources. tks Steve


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First you should check that you cmos connection is clean, not just from dust ect, but is it possible that the original battery leaked? This would of caused a short circuit and the damage is what is causing the batteries to leak.\015\012
\015\012Flashing the CMOS is the next route, this is done by going to the site of the Motherboard Manufacturer, it will also explain how to Flash/Upgrade the CMOS.\015\012
\015\012If this doesnt solve it it, you need to check that the pins/Jumpers that control the BIOS, again the site for your motherboard will have a print where you can check that the pins are correct(check that the are fitted tightly first!)\015\012
\015\012Next, try resetting the jumper for the BIOS, usually located closest to the battery. remove it with the power off, power on and off, then enter the BIOS and load default settings. It will Beep while starting up (if allowed) this will not cause a problem, the beeps are only telling you there is a problem, but you already know the jumper settings are wrong.\015\012
\015\012If these fail, then its most like a short circuit, if this is the case, pack it all in a box and return to Dell.
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