Replacing CMOS battery for Dimension 8300

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Replacing CMOS battery for Dimension 8300

  • I am about to replace the CMOS battery of my Dimension 8300 which would not start up... this happened after a couple of weeks of getting the " warning system battery voltage low " message at start up.
     
    Should I be aware of anything I need to do before I replace the battery? Or do I just remove and replace without doing anything prior to it?
     
    Thank you :)
  • Make sure you copy or photograph your Bois default settings first, than change out the cmos battery, than go into the Bois and reset if necessary any Bois settings that may have changed

     
     
     
     
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    Message Edited by SR45 on 07-11-2007 10:17 AM

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  • Be sure to follow all the precautions in your manual--grounding yourself, removing and reinserting the battery properly, etc. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/sm/battery.htm
     
  • Thats weird that your battery would go on a 8300? I have a 8200 as welll as a P3 computerr and never had to replace that.
  • Most cmos batteries will last a long time, and some have been known to give out sooner, even a few reports of them giving out within weeks or months.  But, for the most part they do last many years. 

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  • Hi... I left my computer unplugged from the wall socket for like 4 or 5 days and surprisingly enough, the problem was gone... gave me the opportunity to back up my files :) phew! ... and then after using it again for several hours, the low battery warning screen reappeared... long story short, I believe the CMOS battery is dying and needs to be replaced... funny how the battery seems to recharge itself when the unit is unplugged :D ... but still, I'd better replace it soon... hope you guys with the same problem do the same and maybe stop blaming it on those poor Belkin surge protectors ;)