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VGC-VA1 battery repacement

I have a sony vaio VGC-VA1 desktop which would not start. Manual says replace the battery.. where would the battery be?

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  • kollidamhero Jan 28, 2008

    Yes- it is not even loading the initial screens. I tried to look for the battery in the motherboard and could not find it at all.

    What surprises me is this line from the user manual:

    ' if the desktop does not powerup, the problem is due to the battery. replace the battery'. Does Sony expects every consumer to know how to replace the battery in the motherboiard?

    Thanks for your comments



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Try reading further into the manual usually there are visual diagrams showing where certain parts are and instructions on how to replace them.

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    jonathan doe Jan 28, 2008

    replacing the battery on the motherboard would reset your system bios. unless you are positively sure that the motherboard battery is the one that needs replacement, please do not remove it. and once you do remove it, be sure that you know how to set your bios to the proper settings, otherwise, taking it to a technician would probably be more convinient for you. this all depends on you capacity to do simple computer repairs and troubleshooting.


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There will be a battery on the motherboard. It will look like a watch battery about the size of a quarter. It should pop out easy.

Is your computer not even loading the manufacturer's screen?

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