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Old 06-10-2008, 04:12 AM   #1
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This is not my computer, it is a friend's but whenever he turns the plug on the wall on, the computer turns on automatically. It is a Dell Dimension 8300 and I remember having the same problem with my old Dell Dimension XPS T700R. Is it a BIOS setting? I just ignored it on my PC but it would be good to know if the problem can be fixed. If it is the power supply then I can replace it. Thanks for any advice.

EDIT: Also the computer can no longer keep time (thinks its 2004), this is probably the clock battery on the motherboard isn't it?
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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yes i blieve it is the psu i tried another one on a pc that was doing that and it somewhat fixed it, it may be a board problem and yes that is the cmos battery you can pick one up at any store just replace it..
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Default Re: Computer turns itself on...

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This is not my computer, it is a friend's but whenever he turns the plug on the wall on, the computer turns on automatically. It is a Dell Dimension 8300 and I remember having the same problem with my old Dell Dimension XPS T700R. Is it a BIOS setting? I just ignored it on my PC but it would be good to know if the problem can be fixed. If it is the power supply then I can replace it. Thanks for any advice.

EDIT: Also the computer can no longer keep time (thinks its 2004), this is probably the clock battery on the motherboard isn't it?
It's a feature of many computers, to turn on the first time after being plugged in automatically, usually you can enable / disable it in the BIOS.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #4
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I've got a spare battery, I'll put it in soon becuase I'm going to upgrade his PC for him so he can have Vista on it. I'll also have a look throught the BIOS at the features. Thanks for all the help.
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