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Old 04-03-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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hello, i got a ibm 2193-35u..and i removed battery and replaced the battery with a new one (Cmos)....the battery doesn't clip in place very tight...and when i start it up..it doesn't go pass the ibm screen..so i can't boot off anything where i can't get passed bios...i can't enter bios setup, could it be that the battery isn't making good connection?, thanks
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is there no way of tightening the cmos battery?
do you have to hit the f12 button while it is booting, toget into the bios.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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should the bios still be working without battery....all it does it show ibm screen and the hard drive activity light is on., thanks
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i was doing some searching,,, someone else had the same problem as me and he said he used a jumper to reset it....where is this jumper...and what do i do?... and its a IBM 2193-35u...if you want to see what parts are inside it, thanks
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Make sure the BIOS battery is pushed in first before doing anything..

The BIOS battery should be flat.. not vertically placed.
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the battery is in...although is not snug...the clips hold it in place a little...but what can i do to tighten battery? and i was told a papperclip or cardboard wouldn't that short circuit?...if not where would i put it..(sides..or by metal clips that connect to batttery), thanks and again, where is the jumper that resets cmos..and what does it look like?
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Most boards are jumper free now, and CMOS can be reset by simply removing the CMOS battery.

I've never had a problem popping a new battery in though.. are you sure your putting it in right?

Perhaps, try flipping it around? Idk.
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this computer is like 5 years old...so it probally has a jumper...where would it be??? a link to my comuter specs are:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...Entry=2193-35u

and i upgraded ram to 312mb
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I don't know exactly where the jumper is.. but..

Remove the CMOS battery and the power cable and leave it out for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the CMOS will be reset.
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did you not have a manual with the p.c?
that would show the position of the jumpers.
although removing and replacing the battery does the same thing.
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