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CMOS stands for Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor. It is basically a chip in the mother board that stores information such as your system hardware settings and date and time. It is powered by a battery the size of a small coin. Without the CMOS battery, your computer will revert to original manufacture hard ware settings every time you turn on your computer. If you keep having to set the correct date and time of your computer every time you turn it on, then it's time to replace the CMOS battery. I hope that helps.

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The motherboard's battery is a flat, round 3-volt lithium battery.

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Find the CMOS battery that is situated in the socket approximately in the center of the motherboard.

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