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John Caras
Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2001 - 3:09 pm:   

I have a Socket 7 board with Pent. 166 - Award Bios v4.51PG (10/18/96 - i430vx-100319960-00, Board Made by Inventa).

On POST, I get an error:
CMOS Checksum error
CMOS Battery Failed

Well, there is no CMOS battery on the board. The spot that should have a battery recepticle is empty and there never was one soldered on. Any ideas?
V (Vera)
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 7:47 am:   

do you have the documentation for the board? look to see if there are pins on the board to plug in a replacement battery. it could be printed right on the board too. i have a few older boards with the soldered on batteries that have pins (or jumpers) for the replacement battery
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 - 9:14 am:   

I have recently dealt with a computer that did the same thing too, but the batttery fail error was not shown. The motherboard was not readily identified either as it apparently has a few motherboards out there with the same identification codes. The only way I finally got to identify the motherboard was to go to, put in that model of the motherboard, pulled up the picture for each of them and do a load-try-you-luck-match. Once you know your mobo model, getting the specs on that mobo should be easy, and thus the rest.

It is definitely a battery error from what you havfe said, and if it is a soldered on battery with no other way of replacing the battery, you are better off replacing the mobo totally. Which ever it is, good luck.

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