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Old 11-10-2013, 14:36
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Hiya, sent my Asus laptop in to be repaired (faulty cable to screen)and when it came back, the computers clock was wrong.I re-set it several times but within hours it was telling the wrong time again. I have done all the usual things (taken the battery out etc) to no avail. Warranty ran out the day it came back from repair and I do not want to send it away again.

Am I missing doing something obvious to set the clock right? It's so annoying as websites always think it's currently 'yesterday'. Any advice greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-10-2013, 14:54
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in what way is it going wrong? is it drifting out? or does it suddenly jump by hours? and if so is it out by a whole number of hours?

if it is the latter i would say it is set to the wrong time zone. and every time it updates the time over the network it is setting the correct time in whatever zone it is set to.
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Old 11-10-2013, 15:40
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in what way is it going wrong? is it drifting out? or does it suddenly jump by hours? and if so is it out by a whole number of hours?

if it is the latter i would say it is set to the wrong time zone. and every time it updates the time over the network it is setting the correct time in whatever zone it is set to.
It's very strange. It keeps the correct time for the first 45 minutes or so, then starts to lag behind. I've just reset it and will monitor what time it displays every hours to see if I can make sense of the exact about of time it loses. I've put it in the correct time zone and even tried to synchronise it to internet time so see if that corrects it...but it still lapses. It's a complete mystery!

As of 15.40 - it reads 15.40. I'll check it in an hour.
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Old 11-10-2013, 15:56
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CMOS battery needs replaced.
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Old 11-10-2013, 16:58
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CMOS battery needs replaced.
Oh blimey. Is that something I can do myself? The warranty has finished now anyway so my slightly more computer savvy O/H could try and whip the back off fix it I suppose. Thank you, I'll google.

Clock has lost about 19 minutes in the last hour.
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Old 11-10-2013, 17:21
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Usually fairly straightforward to replace the CMOS battery
Have a look here for help
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=re...O6eQ0AWV4YG4Cg
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Old 11-10-2013, 17:25
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Oh blimey. Is that something I can do myself? The warranty has finished now anyway so my slightly more computer savvy O/H could try and whip the back off fix it I suppose. Thank you, I'll google.

Clock has lost about 19 minutes in the last hour.
It's sometimes located under the laptop's keyboard or under the laptop's bottom case. If you do find it (should be somewhere on the motherboard) it is a small button cell/battery (found in most stores that sell batteries).
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Old 11-10-2013, 21:13
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Oh blimey. Is that something I can do myself? The warranty has finished now anyway so my slightly more computer savvy O/H could try and whip the back off fix it I suppose. Thank you, I'll google.

Clock has lost about 19 minutes in the last hour.
If you post the make and model of your laptop, I'm sure people can find a diagram that shows where your battery is.
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Old 12-10-2013, 13:55
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Thanks for the replies

It's a Asus x501a Windows 7 laptop. I'd had a quick look on YT and can't find a tutorial for a battery change but will keep looking.
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Old 12-10-2013, 14:43
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Thanks for the replies

It's a Asus x501a Windows 7 laptop. I'd had a quick look on YT and can't find a tutorial for a battery change but will keep looking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNszlNlEcW0

5:03 shows the CMOS battery. It is the yellow circular bit in the bottom right.

Unfortunately its one of those types where it is wrapped in heatshrink and has its own wire coming off it rather than one that just sits in a holder that you can pop out with a screwdriver. This means you cant just get the battery from the local supermarket in this instance. Nevertheless it should only cost a couple of quid to order online.
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