well, its 5 years now and still the same issue. NO! dell did not resolve it yet!
Right... After trailing through this thread for hours and reading everything, I have a solution for this. I repair PC's so would like to think I can contribute to the thread with confidence.
I inherited a GX260 and got his message from the off. I got out a new battery thinking it was an old PC and a common fault and confidently changed it only for the machine to do the same thing again straight away, hence searching for a quick fix on here.
The fault seems to be (after using test equipment) a bad connection between the battery holder and the battery itself. Some people may have noticed it go away after simply reseating the battery, this did not work for me. I had to (carefully and carry out at your own risk!) pull out the terminals so that the battery makes better contact with the terminals, this worked intermittently, so i also very carefully filed the contacts on the battery holder.
The test equipment would show the voltage from the battery would stay on if you pressed the battery down with force, but drop off after your finger was taken away, after the above mods, it seems to work OK now.
I hope this helps.
Hi, i'm a new member.
I have a Dell Dimension 8300 desktop running on xp. The PC is about 8 years old. Just recently a warning appeared on start up. ALERT system battery voltage is low Press F1 to continue. However the time and date function have not stopped working. The message appeared for 2/3 days but not this morning. I do want to replace the battery (after all it is 8 years old) but I need some advice.
I think I will be okay on noting the information in each system BIOS screen before disconnecting the power from the computer and changing the battery etc.
What I would like to know is "do you have to have a password for boot up" Forgive me if this sounds daft, but I did not install this pc and I do not use a password on start up and would prefare not to. It's just that I do not know if there is a default password already in the system.
Thanks for any help.
There is no default password in the bios.
There is a clear password jumper.
One by the front panel connector, labeled J8H3, which is apparently the password jumper.
F2 gets into setup.
The following table shows System Security option information.
Locks and unlocks the password option. The default is Unlocked.
Enables and disables the system password. The default is Disabled.
Enables and disables the setup password. The default is Disabled.
Selects key that are active during POST. The default is F2 and F12.
PXE BIS Default Policy
Specifies how the computer will respond to boot integrity services authentication requests when no certificate has been installed. When set to Deny (the default), this request is rejected. The request is accepted when set to Accept.
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