Battery problem?

  heepster 12:45 05 Oct 2010

I have been given an old xp based machine, that is sometimes reluctant to start up. When I depress the "on" button the light flashes and thats it.After being left plugged in for a while it fires up!
Could it be the battery on the motherboard needing changing?

  gengiscant 13:30 05 Oct 2010

It would not hurt to renew the CMOS battery,its a cheap option even if it has no effect.
But at least you would have ruled that out.

  onthelimit 13:36 05 Oct 2010

Probably a problem with the PSU - CMOS battery failing usually shows up as loss of time/date but, as gengis says, worth a try as they're cheap. Some thoughts click here

  heepster 21:10 08 Oct 2010

Thanks all, it was the battery!

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