__/ [ 2pods ] on Tuesday 21 February 2006 19:12 \__
> My partner's oldish Advent P3 1gz 256mb has started to show messages "the
> CMOS battery is low" and goes straight into setup.
> Anyone know the type, location, and where I can get one ?
Merely any decent-sized electronics shop should stock these. Pull out the
battery off the motherboard (be very careful) and bring it to a local shop
such as Maplin (tolerate the one-time highstreet ripoff) or RS Components.
Frankly, such batteries are rarely replaced and their capacity is usually
sufficient for the whole lifetime of a computer, i.e. before it becomes
legacy hardware. I guess timestamps are important enough to your partner and
that startup nag is no joy either.
Hope it helps,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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