View Full Version : the computer battery

03-24-2002, 06:40 PM
If the battery was dead would that cause the computer not to boot? or write text on the screen?

03-24-2002, 06:55 PM
Well if you have a laptop, and its only power source has been depleted, it just might have negative effects...:rolleyes:

03-24-2002, 07:03 PM
What about a desktop computer?

03-24-2002, 07:49 PM
I'm not really sure, but I know that it takes a really long time to burn out a desktop's battery. Some of the new ones I hear last like 10 years.

03-24-2002, 08:22 PM
Yeah, but would a burned out battery cause the system to be unable to boot?

03-24-2002, 08:30 PM
I would imagine so, that if your motherboard battery was dead, your BIOS would be unable to initialize and hence fail to boot properly, if at all.

However, I would suggest finding other problems first. Those batteries rarely fail, and i would imagine your motherboard would have a beep code built in to let you know if it was dying or gone..

03-24-2002, 09:16 PM
If the battery goes dead it should only lose the CMOS settings,
etc.. I had a system that had a battery that went out and it
booted it just had defaults set for everything (lost the date/time,

03-24-2002, 10:33 PM
If you have an old computer, then you won't have a problem without a battery, except for clock failure and inability to retain a BIOS password.

If you have a newer system, then you might have problems, although if you have a new system with a dead battery, you have very bad luck.

Basically if your system if old enough for the battery to fail, it is probably old enough to operate without the battery.

03-25-2002, 01:19 AM
I haven't heard of too many people's batteries going south. Does it sound like it's running or does nothing happen? You might have a bad power supply or maybe fried the motherboard.

03-25-2002, 05:51 AM

If you take the cmos battery out of new machines, it doesent start up at all,

Well this has happened on all the machines that I have tested.

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