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Replace CMOS battery for Aspire 1430z

Q: Replace CMOS battery for Aspire 1430z

Hi guys: My Aspire 1430z-4677 netbook is losing time (it's 5 years old afterall). I think it likely needs a new CMOS battery. Is there a user guide for replacing the CMOS battery on this model? Thanks for helping.

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A: Replace CMOS battery for Aspire 1430z

Hello, May be you can access the Cmos battery without disassembly. See attachment.
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What kind of password? Power on, administrator, windows password?
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A:Please help me to replace CMOS battery

Hi, Can you post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your G62 series notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K
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A:[SOLVED] Replace CMOS battery

If the battery is okay (have you checked the voltage - usually 3 volts) then it could be that it is not seated properly in its holder on the motherboard. If that is okay it could be a motherboard problem which caused you to replace the battery in the first place.
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Hi Since around days the battery? to CMOS way What is replace safest a ago I started having problems with the date and time on my computer Yesterday when I started up my computer it gave me a CMOS Checksum error - defaults loaded screen and What is the safest way to replace a CMOS battery? I had to press F to start up my computer When the computer did boot my date and time had been reset back to Midnight st January Turning on my computer today I got the exact same error message and my date time resetting I can only assume the CMOS battery is either dead or dying I ve watched some videos on YouTube and replacing it seems simple enough but I m a bit worried about damaging my motherboard I m still an amateur with computers and I ve never done any physical work to one before I ve heard quite that static electricity can fry circuits in your motherboard and this had got me worried lol What would be the safest way of removing the CMOS battery without damaging anything I m running a Windows Vista Desktop by the way Also a bit off-topic but will the computer just start as normal after replacing the battery and or will I lose any kind of data nbsp

A:What is the safest way to replace a CMOS battery?

Replace it as you would replace a normal AA battery. The computer will start just fine after replacing it.
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Two questions, if I might.

1. The old 430CDT again - does anyone have simple instructions which'll allow me to find the CMOS battery and replace it without destroying the computer in the process? I suspect it's hiding under the keyboard, but have no idea how to remove that. (I'm not very clued up about computers.)

2. How do I return to old posts and give points for helpful answers?


A:Satelllite Pro 430CDT - how to replace the CMOS battery?

>1. The old 430CDT again - does anyone have simple instructions which'll allow me to find the CMOS battery and replace it without destroying the computer in the process? I suspect it's hiding under the keyboard, but have no idea how to remove that. (I'm not very clued up about computers.)

I?m not quite sure but I doubt you could get an access to the CMOS battery only removing the keyboard.
Usually it?s placed on the motherboard but it?s need to disassemble the whole notebook and believe me?. this is really tricky and mostly impossible for some who never disassembled a notebook?

So if you ask for my opinion: get in contact with an technician downtown and ask for the help.

>2. How do I return to old posts and give points for helpful answers?
You need to mark the post as answered and then you could assign some points to the other users.
Click on your nickname and you will get the list of your threads.

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A:wont boot, bios/clock errors-how much to replace a cmos battery to fix this problem?

If there's a dismantling guide for your laptop online you could try to fit a new battery yourself.
If you're ok with that post the exact model of your laptop and I/we will help you look.

Otherwise to get the best deal I would phone a few small local computer shops and compare their prices with big chains like PC World.
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A:Dissemble Aspire One 1430Z to cleanup?

I suggest simply vacuuming the air intake port and blowing air into the exhaust port to loosen and remove any dust bunnies that may be causing overheating. Jack E/NJ
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Hi askfault,
Do you have any information on how this fixes the battery problem? would be interested to know.
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A:Battery Meter shows CMOS battery not charging

The battery you have replaced is solely there to maintain the clock and other BIOS settings (if you have changed them from their defaults). It will not prevent you from booting your system if it is dead/missing; all it means is that you will have to enter the BIOS each time and make the correct settings and time. This battery is not rechargeable.

Do you still have to enter the correct time, or is the BIOS maintaining this now you've changed the battery?
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A:IBM 600X CMOS PROBLEM (not how do I replace) lol

Welcome to the Lenovo Community!
Check the site I set up several years ago:
Before the 301, there may be a numeric code which would indicate which key is stuck.
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A:CMOS Battery

Norm. To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO
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A:Cmos Battery??

Some older motherboards had a barrel shaped, blue backup battery soldered to the motherboard. That was common with 486 systems. In order to replace it, you were required to attach an external battery to a specific connector on the motherboard and set a jumper (maybe) to disable the original battery.
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A:can you see cmos battery

Make and model may help someone to help you...
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A:CMOS battery

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A:CMOS battery

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A:CMOS Battery

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A:CMOS Battery

On side should have a metal contact.
You need to carefully pry it toward that contact as it is spring loaded,
then lift from the other side.
Should pop right out.
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A:Cmos Battery

The most commonly used battery is CR2032. If you still have the P4S800-MX motherboard (from a May post), turn off your PC and remove the left side cover. The battery is a 5 cent coin size disk near your IDE drive connectors.

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A:cmos battery

Welcome to TechSpot! Hope you'll love this place as much as I do.

If you haven't already done it, then open up your case and look around on the motherboard for a shiny round thing that's about 1.5cm in diameter, pull it out off it's socket and there you go.
It should be near your PCI-ports or near your CMOS-jumper.
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A:cmos battery

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A:CMOS battery

Hi, Yes, they are all the same 3V CR2032 which you can buy from many shops for few dollars. Regards.
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A:Cmos 3v battery

Probably ran into a residual charge on the power supply.
Want to make sure not to short the 2 battery contacts or
short it to any metal on the case.
You can usually discharge a lot of that by pressing the power
button with the power supply turned off or unplugged.
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then lift it out.
The clips are spring loaded to hold it in.
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A:CMOS Battery

Yes.....a Bad Idea.......
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A:CMOS Battery

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A:Cmos Battery

Unfortunately there really is no easy repair for this. It would require desoldering the old battery socket and soldering a new one in. While this is not rocket science, it does take great care and some skill to do. A minor slip or laving the soldering iron in place too long can do some real damage to a motherboard. It is best left to a technicial with the proper equipment and skill to do. I would consult your local computer shop about this repair. And it may take a referal to someone else.
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A:cmos battery

i cant find anything on the HP website
you may want to post the question in the support forum
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A:cmos battery

Well I looked it up a NEC and the bad news is they say must be replaced by certified NEC site.

Either they just want to charge the money or it's not easy to do.

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Sorry, don't have any better info for you
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A:CMOS battery low, help?

CMOS batteries are almost always CR 2032 basically a button battery taht is a available in most big box stores or electronic store. Take the side of the case off and see if you can locate
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A:CMOS battery

unplug the PC, even the power cord at the back
ground yourself (ie touch metal, discharge static)
open the case and point a flashlight at it
carefully pry it out, usually a clip you GENTLY pull back to allow the battery to pop out
(you do NOT want to break the clip off)

any radio shack or pc store will have them

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CMOS battery

What happens and what is the danger to your computer if the CMOS battery dies?

A:CMOS battery

The CMOS battery is a very low powered device, just like a little watch battery.

So don't stress, it ain't gonna kill you.

However, its needed to keep data in the CMOS. The CMOS tells the computer what processor is installed (although many computers have jumpers set to tell it this), what drives you have (diskette, hard disk, CD-ROM, and others, and importantly your hard drive's geometry), how much memory is installed, and other important data that your computer needs to know in order to run correctly....

I imagine what would happen if it completely ran out would be that the CMOS would have to be re-written to manually in your BIOS program every time the machine was powered on for anything like normal operating to occur. Certainly you would loose the time settings and would have to redirect the BIOS to redetect the hard drives everytime you powered on.

You can replace a CMOS battery quickly and easily. They are very cheap and just clip out and in to the motherboard. It resembles a small silver disc about the size of a coin.

This is assuming that your computer is not totally ancient (like a 8088, 8086, maybe 286 or something) where the CMOS battery was sometimes not removable. If this is the case then get a new computer you sad man..... Otherwise, it will cost you nothing to replace and if you are not sure of yourself a computer store will do it in about 1 minute.
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A:Bad CMOS battery

Does it do this on every boot up? Have you tried going F2, after your in the bios hit F10 (should prompt you to SAVE, if not, then exit and save) If it continues to do this then yes, you will need to replace the CMOS battery and hope that it is just the battery and not where it sits.
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A:CMOS battery

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Check and make sure the battery seated correctly. Also make sure you did not jar your memory loose. This will prevent . The computer from booting also.
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A:is cmos battery getting low

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A:cmos battery

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

A dying CMOS battery shouldn't prevent booting. A dying power supply or battery on the other hand might.
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A:Solved: Cmos battery

A picture would be handy so we can see what you can see.

Are you experiencing any issues? Why did you have to "take it down to the motherboard"

As a quick answer - I highly doubt you will have to do this.
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A:CMOS battery failing ?

It shouldn't be anything to worry about unless something isn't working. It likely has to do with pnp in the bios or a usb device.

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A:cmos battery change

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A:CTX laptop cmos battery

Welcome to TSG!

Not sure where it is but, this page shows a picture of what you are looking for. The green one part way down.
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A:Solved: CMOS Battery

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A:Replacing CMOS battery

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

The life of the battery will depend on how you use the laptop (or any PC). If the unit sits unused and unplugged for day or weeks at a time (the battery removed from a laptop would be equivalent) then the 3v battery will run down much faster than a PC that is always plugged in and/or the laptop battery is always in and charged.
I have 10 year old PCs here with the original batteries and they are still reading 3v+.

Many laptops use the same 3v battery that desktop motherboards do, but some use a proprietary design. If you can find a "Service Manual" online for your laptop you could find out quickly which you have.

But here is the fast test for your laptop:
Shut it down.
Remove the laptop battery.
Let it sit overnight.
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A:r3240 cmos battery

Service Manual: Manual I can't find any picture of or reference to the CMOS battery. It has to be soldered to the motherboard, I'm afraid.
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A:Laptop CMOS battery

What is the laptops make and model? Serial number or Service Tag would also be nice
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A:Changed Cmos Battery

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First, did you reset the date and time in the BIOS. Does your computer have onboard video or a video card? did it used to have onboard video, but you added a video card?
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A:Cmos battery socket

If a repair shop told you to replace the motherboard, they must have felt that there was no other options.  Since the computer is so old, it may be difficult to find a motherboard to work with it.  My only other suggestion would be to take it to another repair shop to see what they have to say. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:cmos battery failed

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A:Changing the CMOS battery

There's no need to write down CMOS settings, that's an instruction that used to be necessary long ago.

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A:Motherboard CMOS battery

It's hard to tell from the pic I found, but it appears to be vertically mounted just beneath and slightly to the right of the motherboard main power socket.
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A:CMOS battery replacement

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The CR2032 Coin Cell Battery is the most widely used, but isn`t the only design available.

Look HERE for some different types of batteries.

Your mobo manual should tell you which type of battery to use with your mobo.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Cmos Battery Not Connecting...

Soldering batteries typically are not a good idea because it requires too much heat to make the solder bond to the battery. And that heat can then damage the battery, or the battery socket. Did you damage the battery socket when you pried out the old battery? While rare (I think twice in 25 years), I have had a bad CMOS battery right out of the new packaging. Have you tried a third or the original battery? Do not touch the new battery with your bare skin as skin oils promote corrosion and attract dust. I put a clean cotton sock over my hand. If re-inserting an old battery, be sure to clean it with the sock first.

Are you selecting "Save" and Exit after you set the date and time?

And most importantly, are you unplugging the computer from the wall and touching bare metal of the case interior to discharge any static in your hand BEFORE reaching into your computer innards and touching anything else?

I don't understand how a heatsink can be "too dirty" to clean. A blast of compressed air is typically all you need. If not enough, a soft brush with a blast of compressed air. And that can be done without removing the heatsink. But if the cooler has been neglected for too long, and it has been caked with dust and dirt along with oily pet hair and dander (cats are the worst) and/or cigarette smoke residues, then you can pull the cooler, remove the fan and dump the heatsink in a sink full of hot soapy water or even run it through the dishwasher. The dishwasher soap may discolor the anodized finish but it will thoroughly clean it without degrading the heatsink's heat transfer efficiency.

Did you ensure you connected the heatsink fan power connector properly?
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