O/H Garrett Cooper έγραψε:
Some vendors are lame too and ship motherboards with dead batteries (or the voltage in them dissipates over time because of parasitic impedances in the area).

As a field service tech, I am advising all people on the list that there is a high probability for 2-3 year old desktop machines to have a CMOS battery failure.

I started getting service calls on P4-2Gigs and above just a month ago and also my AthlonXP 2600+ machine (motherboard bought in end of 2004) had a battery failure. At one instance I had to replace a battery on a P4-3G that had been put out of operation for a month (totally unplugged from mains power).

Also, stop stocking CR2032 batteries from broken motherboards, they are either already failed or nearly at end of life. Always use new spares.

RTFM and STFW before anything bad happens
Thanasis Rizoulis
Electronic Computing Systems Engineer
Larissa, Greece
FreeBSD/PCBSD user
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