The battery is almost completely discharged.
Leave the power connected and the battery should begin
charging after a few minutes.
Charging the RTC battery
Your computer has an internal real-time clock (RTC) battery. The
RTC battery powers the System Time Clock and BIOS memory
used to store your computer's configuration settings. When fully
charged, it maintains this information for up to a month when the
computer is powered off.
The RTC battery may have become completely discharged while
your computer was shipped, resulting in a CMOS error message
during startup. The error message may vary by computer model.
To recharge the RTC battery, plug the computer into a live electrical
outlet and leave the computer powered on for 24 hours.
Running the computer on battery power
HINT: Once the battery is fully charged, we recommend that you
periodically operate your computer on battery power until the battery
Please make a complete back up of your data to external media
before discharging the battery. For more information, see
up your work" on page 78
Depending on your system, the RTC battery may only charge while
the computer is turned on.
It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it charges
while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the real-time
clock and calendar may display the incorrect time and date or stop
When Hibernation mode is enabled and the RTC battery is
completely discharged, a warning prompts you to reset the real-time