The 5 Minutes to Motherboard Battery Replacement
The motherboard battery in a computer is what holds the
for you CMOS or BIOS. This includes the clock and hardware
settings. Although a computer will function just fine without
one, having to redo the
settings in the CMOS
every time the power flickers can be a
good part of replacing this is that's it's really easy, and almost
anyone that sells watch batteries will also have a replacement battery
that will fit on your motherboard in stock.
If you've never
replaced the battery before, it will probably take you around 10
minutes. The toughest part is usually find the location of
battery on the board.
If you get errors after a power out, or the your
clock on the computer doesn't stay accurate it's probably time to
replace the battery.
Replace the Battery
1 - Power off the computer, then remove the cover and find
the battery on your motherboard. It will look something like
- Step 2 - Identify the small
metal tab to remove the computer battery.
- Step 3
- The the tab away from the battery.
- Step 3 - The battery should pop
out. Take the battery and get the number off of
it. As you can see here,
this battery is a CR2032.
- Step 4
- Get the part number off of the battery, or just take the battery to
your nearest electronics store or jeweler to get a replacement.
Pop it back in and you're done.
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All your settings will be intact
unless you lose power in the time it takes to put the new battery in.
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