|No, it wouldn't boot before I changed the battery. I was able to set the time (before I changed the battery), and it would give me the same indications described in the initial post. Thanks. I was just wondering if there was an easy way to rest the CMOS to original configuration, and maybe it would come to life.|
It was given to me when the neighbor purchased a new netbook. I saved their photo files from the hard drive (removed and put in a hard drive enclosure). I think I'll just scavenge the hard drive, the modem, memory and the ethernet PCMCIA card, then chuck it.