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Sonyvaio computer wont turn on

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My old Sony Vaio desktop PCV-RS100 had some issues where the clock reverted back to its manufacturing date when I turned it on. This morning it wouldn't turn on at all, no lights anywhere. Does it need a battery and where can I get one?
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    kpsharpe said:
    Hello,
    My old Sony Vaio desktop PCV-RS100 had some issues where the clock reverted back to its manufacturing date when I turned it on. This morning it wouldn't turn on at all, no lights anywhere. Does it need a battery and where can I get one?


    You need a cmos battery - google it online (shipping will be more than cost of the battery - or check your local repair shop or jewelry store.
  2. ksiemb said:
    You need a cmos battery - google it online (shipping will be more than cost of the battery - or check your local repair shop or jewelry store.


    I hope that's all it is, got pretty nervous when it wouldn't turn on. Thinking I may need a new PSU as well, after all it's a 10-year-old machine. :heink:

    Thanks for the tip, ksiemb!
  3. hate to burst your bubble but that's not all it is. yes a bad battery would cause the clock to be wrong, but it will not stop the laptop from turning on. it may need a new power supply or something more serious.
  4. kpsharpe said:
    I hope that's all it is, got pretty nervous when it wouldn't turn on. Thinking I may need a new PSU as well, after all it's a 10-year-old machine. :heink:

    Thanks for the tip, ksiemb!

    I may have skipped over your post too quickly. Saw the part about the date/time reverting. nhasian may be right re psu.
  5. Thank you both for your replies.

    Ever since that day it refused to turn on, it's been working. I turn it on every other day just to make sure it's okay and so far, so good. I used to turn everything off that was plugged into a surger all at once, but since it started with the back to manufacturing date when I turned it on, I allow it to just cut itself off and I shut off the monitor and printer by hand. Money's an issue right now, so hopefully it will last until I return to work.

    Thanks again for your help! :hello:
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