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Inspiron E1705 : "invalid configuration information"

By KoolMan
Mar 2, 2010
  1. So im fixing this laptop that was bought for parts and ended up putting together (had some minor water damage) starts up fine and all but the only prolem im having is that the CMOS will not save the time and date and i get the message every time i boot.
    any help Thank you

    the cmos battery is putting out 3.31v and is new.

    Thanks

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  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    are you sure that its the BIOS battery that your checking.~?

    also try leaving the power connected to it for a few days and with the BIOS setup on the screen, some batteries are rechargeable and take a few days to charge fully before they work.

    failing that the mobo is damaged.
     
  3. KoolMan

    KoolMan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea I know it's the CMOS battery it's putting out about 3.3v
    I had the laptop on in windows over night, I will have to try to leave it on in the bios
    wouldn't it turn off after a while?
     
  4. KoolMan

    KoolMan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so i left the laptop on for a couple of days then i let it boot into windows and then shut it down but after restarting it the same message appeared.

    any other suggestions?
     
  5. KoolMan

    KoolMan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry for the triple post

    so i cant get the cmos battery to work. is there something i can set up at start up to update the time with the internet time every time it boots?
     
  6. JamesP

    JamesP TS Rookie Posts: 29

    This may be a stupid question but is the Cmos battery connect to the motherboard, if it is sounds like voltage is not getting to Cmos ?? o/c somewhere.
     
  7. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    not to great with voltage and ampage, is it possible for the battery to have 3.3v but not enough ampage, have you tried another battery.?
     
  8. KoolMan

    KoolMan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no OC its a dell laptop

    i tried the battery on another laptop and it worked fine.
    so now im thinking its the board or something else, is there a way to have windows update the date and time automaticly when it boots?

    thanks
     
  9. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Hi

    windows has a built in time server in the time and date section.
     
  10. KoolMan

    KoolMan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone know how to get this done? I have looked through the section and have not been able to find anything
     
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