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I'm currently in the process of rebuilding a computer from Alienware computer pieces. The motherboard itself is 046 MHW, and on boot it gives 5 beeps without any actual booting. This indicates a Real Time Clock failure. I have tried replacing the battery AND resetting with jumpers... nothing. Google doesn't seem to be able to suggest anything additional, either.

Backstory: Computer was disassembled and brought overseas in a suitcase and is currently attempted to be reassembled.

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The clock circuitry might actually be damaged. In that case you're probably out of luck. –  VBwhatnow Jul 13 '12 at 12:46
    
How do I check for that? –  NeroS Jul 13 '12 at 12:55
    
You can try this guide to see if any of these trouble shooting steps help you. pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/mbsys/gen_Failure.htm . I'm inclined to think that the boards is a write off though. –  VBwhatnow Jul 13 '12 at 13:01
    
I saw that guide earlier on but it didn't help me any further. –  NeroS Jul 13 '12 at 13:24
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