Computer keeps drinking my cmos battery dry.

By iluvnug · 6 replies
Dec 19, 2005
  1. I have an MSI Neo4 Platinum motherboard. After about 5months, I got a message telling me that there was a battery error. I replaced the battery and everything was fine for about 2 weeks. Then, I got the same message. So again I replaced the battery. It seems each battery lasts for about 2 weeks now, then goes dead. My computer is drinking my battery!! Is it a defective board or is it something else?

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    never heard of such problem. you might want to check msi's own site and contact msi's customer rep.
  3. brandl

    brandl TS Rookie Posts: 20

    another question: how long lasts the warranty of this mobo?
    because if it´s in warranty, you should take to the dealer and ask for another.
  4. iluvnug

    iluvnug TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Well I just contacted MSI and they are having me RMA it because it is under warranty. After doing a bit of poking around on the internet last night, I have read that there were some bad MSI NEO4 Platinum mobos with this battery issue. Luckily I have another mobo to get me through until they send me a new mobo. Thanks for the help so far.

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    good to hear that. I am not aware of the battery problem (didn't see it posted on any new's site).
  6. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    I think that my MSI K7T266 Pro2 can run w/o battery as long as it's plugged. It seems to be something else. Maybe the clock is battery-powered...
  7. brandl

    brandl TS Rookie Posts: 20

    allright... you had luck!
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