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Machine Starts Only after CMOS battery removed and replaced

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Hi;

I have a new Lenovo machine which we tried to use an additional video card in. After trying we realised that the power requirements of the card were too high for the power supply. When we reinstalled the original card it stopped powering up.

An identical working power supply was used to check it did not start. I have now discovered that it powers on when the CMOS battery is removed, it may continue to power on once or twice after the battery is put back in but then the process has to be repeated all over again.

Any ideas on the reason for this.
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Question by:mavcom
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Robert Saylor earned 84 total points
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Possible a loose part. Take all non needed parts out. Also, re-seat all the memory sockets. Try to power on with just a base config. If it fails to post being it's a new system the issue could be a problem with the systemboard. You would need to contact Lenovo for warranty repair.
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by:NiceCuppaTea
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Have you tried a different battery?
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by:mavcom
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I have changed the battery but the same result.
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by:BigPapaGotti
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Have you cleared the CMOS settings using the CMOS jumper (should one be on the motherboard)?
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by:mavcom
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Yes I cleared the CMOS. I have taken the board out again to check if it is touching but it is not. It only comes on regularly when the battery is out.
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by:dbrunton
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Try BigPapaGotti's suggestion.

If no joy and if it is new then use the warranty.
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by:nobus
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you can also try a bios update - it can fix some things
the other option is that the overloading burned your motherboard - so it has to be replaced
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by:mavcom
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Hi Nobus; will try the update. Considered the overload option but find it interested that it is manifested in this way i.e. not starting when the battery is in.
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by:nobus
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you can also try "bleeding" the charges, by removing AC, + battery
then hold power button for 20 secs - that often helps too
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by:mavcom
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I have tried all of these and they did not work so it definitely seems like the MB.
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by:nobus
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i have had a case where the cpu had a bad contact -  it went from fully working to nothing at all - no boot - no fans
removing &replacing the cpu cured it
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