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Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. On Bootup CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR, DEFAULTS LOADED
    Press F1 to continue ... [blah-de-blah]

    Flat CMOS battery?

    Any other causes?

    --
    - Nic.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 19, 2008
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  2. In article <>, e says...
    >
    > On Bootup CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR, DEFAULTS LOADED
    > Press F1 to continue ... [blah-de-blah]
    >
    > Flat CMOS battery?
    >
    > Any other causes?
    >
    >


    Yes, I got that intermittently from a mobo where one of the bridge-
    controller chips had gone on the blink. Fiddling with the battery might
    clear it, might not, a few days later the ide controller stopped working
    reliably alltogether (mostly not).

    -P.
     
    Peter Huebner, Oct 19, 2008
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  3. On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:33:55 +1300, Peter Huebner <>
    wrote in <news:>:

    > In article <>, e says...
    >>
    >> On Bootup CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR, DEFAULTS LOADED
    >> Press F1 to continue ... [blah-de-blah]
    >>
    >> Flat CMOS battery?
    >>
    >> Any other causes?
    >>

    >
    > Yes, I got that intermittently from a mobo where one of the bridge-
    > controller chips had gone on the blink. Fiddling with the battery might
    > clear it, might not, a few days later the ide controller stopped working
    > reliably alltogether (mostly not).
    >
    > -P.


    Thanks for the response, Peter. I have replaced the battery and I hope
    that's an end to it. I really don't fancy the thought of the southbridge
    chip going west (so to speak) and needing to replace the motherboard.
    That would be a pain both in the arse and in the wallet.

    We shall see what happens over the next few days. Hear soaping.

    --
    - Nic.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 19, 2008
    #3
  4. On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:48:36 +1300, thing2 <> wrote
    in <news:>:

    > Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    >> On Bootup CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR, DEFAULTS LOADED
    >> Press F1 to continue ... [blah-de-blah]
    >>
    >> Flat CMOS battery?
    >>
    >> Any other causes?
    >>

    >
    > almost certainly.
    >
    > regards
    >
    > Thing


    Thanks - confirms what I thought. Replaced.

    --
    - Nic.
    (with fingers crossed)
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 19, 2008
    #4
  5. On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:18:04 +1300, ~misfit~ <>
    wrote in <news:-privat.org>:

    > Somewhere on teh intarwebs "Nicolaas Hawkins" typed:
    >> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:48:36 +1300, thing2 <>
    >> wrote in <news:>:
    >>
    >>> Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    >>>> On Bootup CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR, DEFAULTS LOADED
    >>>> Press F1 to continue ... [blah-de-blah]
    >>>>
    >>>> Flat CMOS battery?
    >>>>
    >>>> Any other causes?
    >>>
    >>> almost certainly.

    >>
    >> Thanks - confirms what I thought. Replaced.

    >
    > Yeah, with luck that should be it. As Peter mentioned, it can be an omen of
    > imminent failure of mobo components but, IME 90% of the time it's simply
    > fixed with a new CR-2032.


    Yes, I replaced the battery immediately - I keep several new ones on hand
    (they are cheap enough) 'coz I replace them as a matter of routine on any
    service jobs I do. As I said to Peter, I don't want to even THINK about
    the idea of a muttiboard needing replaced - not a huge job, but
    nevertheless a pain in arse and wallet. :)


    --
    - Nic.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 19, 2008
    #5
  6. Nicolaas Hawkins

    Richard Guest

    Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    > On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:48:36 +1300, thing2 <> wrote
    > in <news:>:
    >
    >> Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    >>> On Bootup CMOS CHECKSUM ERROR, DEFAULTS LOADED
    >>> Press F1 to continue ... [blah-de-blah]
    >>>
    >>> Flat CMOS battery?
    >>>
    >>> Any other causes?
    >>>

    >> almost certainly.
    >>
    >> regards
    >>
    >> Thing

    >
    > Thanks - confirms what I thought. Replaced.


    I have had constant cmos errors from a dodgey power supply that wouldnt
    always boot first time.
     
    Richard, Oct 20, 2008
    #6
  7. On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:32:40 +1300, Southern Kiwi
    <> wrote in
    <news:>:

    > Richard wrote:
    >> Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:48:36 +1300, thing2 <> wrote
    >>>

    >
    > has anyone ever posted a "slow question" here ??? ;)


    Certainly. Most of Woger's questions are quite slow.

    --
    - Nic.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 20, 2008
    #7
  8. On 21 Oct 2008 09:25:31 +1300, aspir8or <> wrote in
    <news:48fce93b$>:

    > On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:08:31 +1300, Nicolaas Hawkins propped his eyelids
    > open with toothpicks and wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:32:40 +1300, Southern Kiwi
    >> <> wrote in
    >> <news:>:
    >>
    >>> Richard wrote:
    >>>> Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    >>>>> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:48:36 +1300, thing2 <>
    >>>>> wrote
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>> has anyone ever posted a "slow question" here ??? ;)

    >>
    >> Certainly. Most of Woger's questions are quite slow.

    >
    > He's quick to call anyone a teenager though. :)


    That's simple projection of wishful thinking.

    Otherwise it's a case of 1200bps fingers driven by 300bps thought
    processes.

    --
    - Nic.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 20, 2008
    #8
  9. On 21 Oct 2008 11:30:53 +1300, aspir8or <> wrote in
    <news:48fd069d$>:

    > On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:40:26 +1300, Nicolaas Hawkins propped his eyelids
    > open with toothpicks and wrote:
    >
    >> On 21 Oct 2008 09:25:31 +1300, aspir8or <> wrote in
    >> <news:48fce93b$>:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:08:31 +1300, Nicolaas Hawkins propped his
    >>> eyelids open with toothpicks and wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 07:32:40 +1300, Southern Kiwi
    >>>> <> wrote in
    >>>> <news:>:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Richard wrote:
    >>>>>> Nicolaas Hawkins wrote:
    >>>>>>> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:48:36 +1300, thing2 <>
    >>>>>>> wrote
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>> has anyone ever posted a "slow question" here ??? ;)
    >>>>
    >>>> Certainly. Most of Woger's questions are quite slow.
    >>>
    >>> He's quick to call anyone a teenager though. :)

    >>
    >> That's simple projection of wishful thinking.
    >>
    >> Otherwise it's a case of 1200bps fingers driven by 300bps thought
    >> processes.

    >
    > 300bps? In my day we had to chisel out the ones and zeros onto blocks of
    > granite. We were lucky if we got 300bits per month, and that was working
    > in relays.


    Sic transit gloria mundi

    --
    - Nic.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Oct 21, 2008
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