Laptop clock slow

  Strangely Brown 15:15 10 Jan 2005

My work laptop appears to have a problem keeping time. It's lost 50 minutes since I corrected it under a week ago. It's fine whilst I'm working but appears to be losing time when it's not switched on.

Bearing in mind that it is now 4 years old is there a battery on the system board that may be failing?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:49 10 Jan 2005

yes sounds like the system battery (small watch type battery)is starting to fail.

Make a note of your BIOS settings and buy a new battery aprrox £1.99 (don't goto Pcworld £3.99)

The battery is usually under a small flap on the base of the laptop. If you post make and model someone may be able to tell you exactly where it is.

  Strangely Brown 12:36 11 Jan 2005

Thanks for the update FruitBat. The machine in question is an IBM Thinkpad T21 if anyone can help.

Personally, I see this as a perfect opportunity to highlight to my employer that they really need to invest in some new kit for their consultants. I mean, I can't even play a decent game of Championship Manager on this!!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:17 11 Jan 2005

hardware and maintenance manual click here

  Strangely Brown 10:14 12 Jan 2005

Thanks FB

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