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Mickbo21
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Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

I know a lot of people have posted about this problem. Start up fails during DELL screen and screen displays TIME OF DAY CLOCK STOPPED.

Has anyone come up with a viable solution to this problem? I have read all about why, faulty wiring on motherboard causes batteries to drain quickly, and that I need to replace the CR2032 CMOS Coin Cell Battery. I've also read that this fix only lasts from 2 weeks to 2 months before complete failure occurs and I'll need a new motherboard.

Is there a more permanent solution to this issue that so many are having?

Please let me know if you need more info on this problem or if you have found a solution that works.

I love DELL's, but if there is nothing I can do, this may be my last.

Thanks.

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Davet50
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

Yours is the first post I have seen on this issue. IF you are still under warranty you should be in contact with Dell support. In the mean time you should get a new battery and see if that does solve the issue for the time being.

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

http://www.aqstech.com/dell2.htm

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Davet50
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

Interesting enj63.. wonder why Dell is not acknowledging this?

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

Probably for the same reason HP isn't acknowledging a problem with its DV6000 series systems that leads to mainboard failures just out of warranty - no one can afford to offer gratis repairs on notebooks with the razor-thin profit margins that exist these days.

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Mickbo21
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

So the only solution is to contact this company? Do they offer any more information on the subject of their repairs? The page the link took me to seemed a little vague.

 

This was all the information I saw there.

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

You can call or email for a price on the repair.  Since the other option is a mainboard (about $250 + labor to install), compare the cost of a repair with the cost of the board replacement.

 

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jerrytek
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

I have had a really similar problem with my DV6000 battery. The battery stopped charging in the night. After update the BIOS of the batter and all the problem solved

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hughdini
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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

I would have hoped for better than that?  I've got a Inspiron 1520 which has had battery problems for months.  It only works when the cable is attached, but putting a new battery in from another laptop doesn't solve the problem so can't be battery... and now the bloody DAY TIME clock has stopped too so the PC is just useless.  There are so many mother hood solutions out there because DELL are clearly not fessing up to the problems with this laptop. 

The INspiron 1520 clearly has battery and clock problems which DELL are doing nothing to help customers with.

Does anyone know what might solve the non-charging main battery problems other than tapping the Inspiron logo -- which seems to be the most sensible suggestion in the chatrooms!  HELP!!!!

And then I can see at least five people who have daytime clock stopped problems in one chatroom alone so can anyone suggest what can be done about this.  The laptop is about 18 months old and has been a pain with the main battery but now it just launches the initial DELL boot up page and then shifts to "Day Time Clock Stopped" before the full boot sequence commences.

It has all my correspondence and family photos on it but seems impossible to get beyond this (almost) blue screen!

Not a good advert for DELL.

HELP Please!!!!!!!

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Re: Inspiron 1525 - Time of day clock stopped

I have the same issue with my inspiron 1525.  I purchased in Jan of 2009 and 6 months ago the time of day clock stopped appeared and I could do nothing with it.  Of course my warranty is up and any time I contacted Dell I was just offered to pay for any support.  If this is indeed an issue I would hope they would be offering better assistance

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