neddie Posted July 6, 2009 Author Report Share Posted July 6, 2009 Looks like they are three button batteries wrapped in plastic, but unplugging them for a few minutes and plugging them back in again didn't do anything obvious apart from require the date and time to be set. After a whole weekend of being switched off and unplugged (yay, holiday!), it booted fine, ran fine for 21 minutes and then froze with a mangled screen. The base (around the RAM and the wifi hatch) seemed rather warm for only 21 minutes use but I really don't know if that's the problem. I've switched off the Wifi in the BIOS anyway so that definitely shouldn't be warm. As for the 1st and 2nd slot, I've only got one 512MB stick in there now anyway and as far as I can tell it has to be in the first slot. Ever since I bought the laptop, the 256MB was in 1 and the 512MB in 2, and it ran fine for years. When I took out the 256MB stick it didn't boot at all, and when I then moved the 512MB to slot 1 then we get to where I am now. Bottom line - unplugging the reserve battery definitely hasn't fixed it. :sad: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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