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Problem with Date/Time on Laptop

by karleysmom / February 25, 2011 9:40 AM PST

I have an Acer Aspire 5920 laptop with MS Vista, SP2. I have been experiencing problems with the system clock. It lags at times and if I remove the main battery, the date/time goes back to April 2007. I was told before that it was the CMOS battery so I replaced it. Now it's doing the same thing again. Would anyone be able to give me some advice. Thanks Karen

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Do that again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2011 1:54 PM PST

I've found such batteries to be old off the shelf. Don't buy from the same place!

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It can happen
by BowlinD_cnet / February 26, 2011 2:20 PM PST

i've noticed that a lot of different laptops experience the date/time problem. Some laptops have the date right, but not the time or vis versa. For example one of my family members has an Acer laptop (Acer Aspire i believe) and the date on it is right but the time is wrong. I have tried setting it to the right time, but every time you turn it on it's still the wrong time. It could be the battery or I don't know what. It could be that your system can't really keep up with the system clock. I don't really know for sure what could be the problem but i'm just saying that this happens a lot to computers. Hope I helped a little or at least gave you some info!

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