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PC's date changing automatically

rickenjus

In the zone
My computer's date is changing automatically whenever I shut down it down. What could be the possible reason and solution??
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
if date resets back to some old time/year after every shutdown then it means motherboard CMOS battery(button cell) needs changing.
 
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rickenjus

rickenjus

In the zone
@ arijitsinha.. ya its the same

@whitestar_999.. so is it a complex process or can be done manually..???
 

rakesh_ic

Cyborg Agent
@ arijitsinha.. ya its the same

@whitestar_999.. so is it a complex process or can be done manually..???

It can only be done manually, there is no automatic way of changing it.

Fun apart, its a button cell (just like u see in a watch but larger than that ofcourse) on your motherboard. Its easy to locate and change.
 
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rickenjus

rickenjus

In the zone
well thank you..

and by manually i actually meant whether i can change it myself or I hav to take it to any shop cuz I dont know anything about computer hardware..
now got it.. !!
 
well thank you..

and by manually i actually meant whether i can change it myself or I hav to take it to any shop cuz I dont know anything about computer hardware..
now got it.. !!

You can do it yourself, it's damn easy. Just get a new CMOS cell (costs ₹25) and look for videos on YouTube on how to replace the cell. It's just a 30s procedure.
 

meetdilip

Computer Addict
Yep, CMOS battery is the culprit. Replacing it is as simple as replacing the battery of you mobile phone.
 
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