CMOS time / Battery Fail RESOLVED for me.

June 21, 2018 at 16:16:26
Specs: Windows 10
I had a similar issue with an ASUS board from a system I built nearly 4 years ago. I performed all the checks mentioned but still the same issue where the clock was resetting when the PC was powered off at the wall.

I removed the motherboard and voltage checked the CMOS battery contacts at the BACK of the board with the battery in. I found that I had to press really hard on the solder to get a reading. Upon closer inspection there was a dry solder joint on the positive connection.

I then removed the battery plus RAM and resoldered both joints. I then retested the volage with the battery in and I got a steady reading of 3V. Perfect.

I rebuilt the system and tested it. Working fine now.

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June 21, 2018 at 18:55:43
Good tip. Thanks for sharing.

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June 22, 2018 at 01:58:15
Well dun for perservering and finding the problem - and of course resolving it.

And thank you for posting here with what you dun. May be of help to thers anon.

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June 22, 2018 at 08:29:13
Could you let us have a link to whatever post you were referring to so that we can sure that poster sees this response (unless it's closed)?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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