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Old 04-03-2006, 10:23 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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Old 04-04-2006, 12:49 AM   #2
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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, 11:16 AM   #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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got battery in nice and tight....and also..when i have hard drive and cd rom drives connected...computer power light comes on and it doesn't show nothing on screen...but when i disconnect drives it shows ibm screen and stays there...might this be a jumpers setup wrong on drives or something?, thanks
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are u sure u have the right battery in there?
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i got it working now, and yes i got the right battery in it, thanks for all the help, and if anyone is wondering how i fixed it, i had the hard drive ide line in the wrong way(i was told the red ribbon faces toward power plug)...and that it wouldn't start because the active partition was an extended not formatted partition... i have learned my lesson...thanks again to all...you can only learn from trying
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