every computer is different, but in general:wycowboy said:The internal battery on a computer is designed to run "about" ten years. If your computer is close to ten years old that is most likely the problem. Of course, it could just be a bad battery from the factory if the CPU is newer than ten years. Change it and see if it helps, they're not expensive but I've never changed one so I can't explain how to do it. Maybe someone else can.
Damn, I wish my batteries would last 10 years. Its been my experience that they actually go bad in about 3-5 years, so Timbo, at 2.5 years, you're almost in the ball park. The battery in my PC has been going bad for about a year now, but it doesn't give me any grief unless the power goes out, then I have to go back in and reset my whole bios and clock.wycowboy said:The internal battery on a computer is designed to run "about" ten years.