Won't Boot

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I have an old Dell 8200 that I let my grand children use. It was doing fine. It had a pop up that said that the battery was low. So a couple of days later I replaced the battery on the motherboard. Now I get nothing . After about a minute I get two beeps. Help please.
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    pull the battery
    hold the power button for 5 seconds
    put battery back in
    turn the computer on

    by battery on motherboard you mean the CMOS?
     
  3. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I finally got it going but when it boots it still says the battery is low. It is a new battery.
     
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    Could be true even if new, but make sure the contacts are clean first.

    Also make sure it is hooked up right (you might need to turn the battery over [ I had this problem and worried if any damage resulted so I went to Best Buy and asked the technician and he said that no , no damage is done if installed upside down]). I have had no problems at all from reversing the battery by mistake.

    Take notes on polarity and do not rely on memory.
     
  5. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I did some research and found that the low voltage warning is a common problem with these old Dells. I think I have it fixed now. I had to go into the BIOS and clear the system event log. Then reboot a couple of times.
     
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