Help! I Need A Geek!

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  1. Thorn

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    Post your questions and problems concerning computers. It just might be that someone on the boards knows something that could help solve your PC problem. :)
     
  2. Ryan

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    If your computer is overheating. Open the case and pour water on it while it's running. Water cooler can be expensive, but a very viable option for a silent cooling.
     
  3. Thorn

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    I once poured a beer on my opened up Mac iBook. :lol Cost $600+ to fix it.:flip

    It was an accident. :lol
     
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    See, drinking is BAD!
     
  5. Thorn

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    For several weeks the time displayed in my Windows laptop (bottom right) has been way fast by hours a day. I had it set to sync with time.nist.gov and time.windows.com but both would run way off. I now have it set by my computers internal clock and it seems fine. Could it have been because I recently re-did my anti spy ware and anti virus programs? :ugh
     
  6. Ryan

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    Usually time being off is due to the bios battery being low on power.
     
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    Ooh, I want to be the resident geek! :)
     
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    Depends on what you're the geek of...
     
  9. Ryan

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    I can't access my POP3 mail. Blast you!
     
  10. Thorn

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    Is that the battery that runs the clock even if I take the regular battery out? What else does it do? What will happen to my PC if it completely goes bad?
     
  11. Ryan

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    > What will happen to my PC if it completely goes bad?
    If what goes compleltly bad? The Battery?

    The BIOS battery is a the Battery that helps powers the BIOS. The BIOS is the most basic operating system telling your motherboard what to do. It also stores the clock, which your internal system clock also runs off of. (Which is why your clock knows what time it is when you shut off your power and remove your laptop battery, it's in the BIOS)

    I'm not sure where your BIOS battery is located on your laptop, you would need to look up the specs. May be where your normal battery is or may not. The Batteries usually cost a $1 or two from the local store.


    If you say the time runs fine now, I don't see the problem?
     
  12. Thorn

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    Actually I thought it worked fine at first but it's still way off.
     
  13. Ryan

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    Look online on Sony's website to see if you can get to the BIOS battery yourself. It may be next to your PC battery or under a panel. I'm not sure. Replace it and see what happens.
     
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    If all else fails, Use a sledge Hammer!
     
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    Pouring beer on the thing when it's on works as good as a hammer. Been there, done that. Price - $630.00!:boom

    Ryan, I'll check w/Sony.
     
  16. Ryan

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    Don't send it to them, or it will cost you a fortune. Look online where the battery is located and replace it yourself.
     
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    UPDATE

    My laptop clock works now. All I did is set it and told it not to sync with the internet time sites. So my BIOS battery must be ok after all. I set the clock yesterday and it is still right on. If it looses 2 or 3 minutes a week, big deal, I'll just re-set it as I need to. :)
     
  18. Ryan

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    That was simple.
     
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    I love computers. Ask me anything.