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    EPIA MII-10000 clock losing time over night

    I have an older VIA EPIA MII-10000, and for a while it has been losing time when it has been shut down at night. The date doesn't reset, and the bios settings don't seem to reset either, but the time will be off be a few hours.

    I am going to take a guess that it's just the motherboard battery, but I'm curious if something else could be the culprit.
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    nope thats the cmos battery controlling that. They go out fairly quickly on the Epia's for some reason.
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    Someone should tell VIA to change their manual then.

    "The long-life battery has a lifetime of at least 5 years."




    Anyway, thanks. I'll pick up a new battery and cross my fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grinch View Post
    Someone should tell VIA to change their manual then.

    "The long-life battery has a lifetime of at least 5 years."




    Anyway, thanks. I'll pick up a new battery and cross my fingers.
    Well if you think about it, that is correct for the majority of people. In the car, you essentially pull the cord from the wall everytime it does a full off. So only when you are in the car (and a few minutes after depending how you configured your SDC) the battery is not in use and it is using constant power.

    In the home where these things are designed to be, they get plugged in, and stay plugged in. While plugged in, they draw power from the wall even when off to power things like the clock and also the soft power button that everyone uses.

    So really we are using it in a way it wasnt supposed to be used for.
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