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Re: [vox-tech] CMOS problems, dead battery?
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Re: [vox-tech] CMOS problems, dead battery?



On Tuesday 23 April 2002 05:16 pm, ME wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Ryan wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 April 2002 04:30 pm, ME wrote:
> > How long should a battery last?
>
> [...]
>
> To the answer... from 3 to 8 years seems common. (I have seen more and
> less, but this range covers most machines.) 5 Years is a safe bet for most
> machines before replacement is needed. Less than 5 years, you may want to
> check to see if there is a short in you mb somewhere that could drain the
> clock. (High resistance short for slower drain for example.)

That's what I thought.

> Hook up a voltmeter/ammeter to the battery and see how "alive" it is. That
> is one way to test the battery and try to rule it "out" or "in".

Oh f***, the battery IS fine, which means something worse is wrong.

What would be the next thing to try?
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