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Thanks, Ryan. Can you give me an unguaranteed estimate of how long before this battery is depleted and if it would shut down my computer before saving unsaved items? I have gotten the systems battery alert 3 times during the last 5 times I turned on computer.
Thank you for identifying my problem. (I don't know how the F2 help expected me to decipher that from its info!) Now, please can you tell me how to identify the battery so I can get a replacement? How difficult would it be for you to walk me through replacing it?
I am extremely inept with anything computer so I hope to wait until my technician can come onsite, after her back surgery heals. Do you recommend I wait for onsite help? Should it be asap?
I am very grateful for your patience & assistance. Customer/p>
Dell™ Dimension™ 8300 Series Service Manual
A coin-cell battery maintains computer configuration, date, and time information. The battery can last several years.
If you have to repeatedly reset time and date information after turning on the computer, replace the battery.
To replace the battery:
2. Using a very small tool (and a magnifying glass), gently push the metal clip away from the battery. The old battery will pop loose.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX
I will not attempt this battery replacement myself but I am most grateful for your answers & explanations so that I may understand my situation. That is valuable information form that I have wasted hours earlier on dell.com with no satisfaction of any degree! Mission accomplished.