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SYSTEM BATTERY LOW

By mauricestewart29@gmail. ·
hi all, i have a problem with this pc, evrytime i put it on after about a couple days off, there is an error that pops up on screen that says Alert! system battery low, Choose F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup.
I have changed the battery, reconfigured the setup, changed the m\boad,P\S, SATA cables, restore the hard drive(since it is a dell 5150). Of course it works well after selecting F1, and works well till the next morning of start up, when i get the msg again.
I know there must be a solution to this error plz help.. thanks.

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Is this the inspiron or dimension

by Dedlbug In reply to SYSTEM BATTERY LOW

Either way, if it is a desktop or laptop, this issue may be a result of the CMOS battery on the motherboard. This battery may need to be replaced. If it is a Dimension 5150, you can find the battery easily. It looks like a silver circle about 3/4" in Dia. Probably a 3volt. Usually these are available at any hardware store for cheap.

If it is a laptop, then changing the laptop battery wont do any good. The downside to the laptop CMOS battery, is you have to disassemble the laptop to get at it. I don't know how deep into taking the dell laptop apart you have to get, but they aren't too bad as far as taking them apart. dell's website provides some tutorials on product assembly.

IF you already changed the CMOS battery, and this did not work, let us know. We'll try and help.

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inspiron

it is a dell inspiron desktop

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Surge Protector?

by Dedlbug In reply to inspiron

You could try to update the computer's BIOS. You could also try changing the surge protector (or electrical outlet) that the PC is plugged into. Here is a link to a Dell forum that talks about a similar issue: http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_bios&message.id=22620&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

I apologize to you (and Old Mycroft) if I repeated the obvious that you stated. I did read your entire post, but I must have been thinking of something else.

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Is this the inspiron or dimension

by Dedlbug In reply to SYSTEM BATTERY LOW

Either way, if it is a desktop or laptop, this issue may be a result of the CMOS battery on the motherboard. This battery may need to be replaced. If it is a Dimension 5150, you can find the battery easily. It looks like a silver circle about 3/4" in Dia. Probably a 3volt. Usually these are available at any hardware store for cheap.

If it is a laptop, then changing the laptop battery wont do any good. The downside to the laptop CMOS battery, is you have to disassemble the laptop to get at it. I don't know how deep into taking the dell laptop apart you have to get, but they aren't too bad as far as taking them apart. dell's website provides some tutorials on product assembly.

IF you already changed the CMOS battery, and this did not work, let us know. We'll try and help.

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Do you only read the titles of the posts?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Is this the inspiron or d ...

You've just wasted a couple of minutes asking all the questions the OP laid out the answers for in his entry.

If this is the standard of attention we give to new posters it's no wonder some of them never reply!

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Alert! System battery is low. Press F1 to continue or F2 to setup.

by gina.hughes In reply to Do you [b]only[/b] read t ...

I get the same message everytime I start the computer. I've changed the battery already, then tried to reset the BIOS and I still get the message. Does anyone have a fix?

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About your new battery

by robo_dev In reply to SYSTEM BATTERY LOW

1) installed backwards?
2) wrong battery?
3) Defective/dead to begin with?

Did the original battery leak? Maybe the battery connector on the mobo needs cleaning?

I would double check that the correct battery is in there, it measures 3V or higher, and that the battery holder is clean.

Other than that, possibly the battery holder connection to the motherboard is bad, requiring some resoldering and/or new motherbord.

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Fixed!

by gina.hughes In reply to About your new battery

Thanks for the reply. I figured it out. I reset the CMOS jumper, started the computer, then put jumper back on and started again. Message is gone. The only unfortunate thing is that I lost the BIOS settings, but that's an easy fix. I hope this helps anyone else.

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Faulty cmos chip

by ozi Eagle In reply to SYSTEM BATTERY LOW

Hi,

I had a problem like this years ago. Turned out to be faulty CMOS or clock chip. Drew over 200 times normal current, new battery dead very quickly.

Herb

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