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June 24, 2012 4:06:28 PM

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?

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June 24, 2012 8:19:26 PM

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.
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June 25, 2012 1:22:11 AM

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!
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June 25, 2012 1:37:22 AM

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.
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June 25, 2012 6:56:31 AM

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.
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July 2, 2012 4:01:45 AM

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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July 5, 2012 11:08:57 PM

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