[ale] Dead CMOS battery
jdonline at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 10:22:58 EDT 2005
For a lot of boards replacement is easy. It's just a watch battery
(maxwell cr2032) that is cheap and readily available. In the p200
genre though I think the batteries were saudered on for some mother
boards. If it's saudered it may be a little trickier.
Alternately you may be able to use smart boot manager to force it to
boot off of CD.
On 8/6/05, Trey Sizemore <trey at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> I've got an old P-200 machine that I feel I can still get some good use
> out of with something like Damn Small Linux. However, I can't boot
> from CD (by changing my BIOS settings) because the CMOS battery is now
> dead and it keeps reverting back to the original settings once saved
> and booting from the hard drive.
> I don't know how easy it would be to replace the CMOS battery. What
> are my options here? Can I get this to work with a dead CMOS battery?
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