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Not sure how to install a new cmos battery (cr232

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I am not very sure about the layout of your motherboard, but in general, the terminal with + sign on the Battery should face upward and the other terminal should be face download, you have to simply put it and press in so that the clip/lock will hold it.
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Just open the case, looking inside, the battery is usually on the bottom right side of the motherboard, close to the hard drive. there is usually a little clip to push back and the battery will pop out

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How do I replace a y510 cmos battery


Locate your CMOS battery

Caution: When inside your computer make sure you're aware of ESD and all it's potential dangers.

cmos.jpgOpen the computer case and find the battery on the computermotherboard, verify that it will be accessible and that it can be removed. Most computers today use a coin cell CMOS battery as shown in the image to the right.

If you are unable to locate your CMOS battery refer to your motherboard or computer documentation or contact your computer manufacturer for additional assistance in locating it.

Obtain battery information

Unfortunately, most manufacturers will not list the exact type and model of your CMOS battery; therefore, once you have located the battery, write down all information about the battery (Voltage, chemistry, wiring, and packaging). If possible, remove the battery and take it to the location you plan on purchasing a new battery from. The part number for this battery for most computers is CR2032.

Additional buying information can be found on our battery buying tips page.

Removing the battery

Caution: When inside your computer make sure you're aware of ESD and all it's potential dangers.

If you're computer is using a coin cell battery similar to the above example picture. Removing the battery is relatively simple. use your fingers to grab on the edge of the battery and pull it up and out of the container holding it. Some motherboards have a clip holding the battery down. If your computer has this clip you may need to use one had to move the clip up and the other hand to pull the battery out.

Unfortunately, not all CMOS batteries are removable; some manufactures will only allow a replacement battery to be added. If you're not using a coin cell battery and are not able to determine how to remove it refer to your motherboard or computer documentation or contact your computer manufacturer for additional assistance in removing the battery or how to insert a new replacement battery.

Users with computers that do not have removable batteries only options to install a new battery will most likely also need to set a jumper when adding the new battery into their computer.

Insert the new battery

Once you have purchased a new battery, remove the old battery (as instructed above) and replace it with the new battery.

Enter CMOS values

Once the battery is replaced turn on the computer and resetting the CMOS values to the defaults. After the values have all been entered make sure to save the settings before exiting. Many CMOS setups allow you to press a key (such as F10) to save values and exit all in one action.

If after following all the above steps you continue to experience the same error when your computer starts or your computer is still unable to keep the stored values it's likely that you're experiencing a more serious issues. Most likely causes are bad power supply or bad motherboard.

Apr 19, 2012 | Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 Notebook

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Cmos battery error failure

The CMOS (BIOS) battery keeps the computer'a comfiguration and the Date & Time settings in the CMOS (BIOS) chip in its memory. When the CMOS (BIOS) battery is flat these configuration information is lost.
Replace the CMOS battery with a new one, in most cases this battery is a lithium 3 volt battery type CR2032 and it is coin size battery 18mm in dia.(check it to make sure the type of battery is installed on your motherboard).
When you replace this battery then go into the BIOS and set the Date & Time etc.

Jan 26, 2012 | Intel DG31PR Motherboard

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Why do date and time keep setting to default?

Are you sure you replaced the CMOS battery with a fresh one? Did you install it backwards (the plus side should be UP). I've only seen a bad CMOS battery cause that problem. I would try one you know is new and check the installation.

Good luck.

Dec 27, 2011 | EliteGroup ECS H61H2M2 Intel H61 Sandy...

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I have an ASUS A8S-X Motherboard with a FX60 socket 939 CPU. It is the best running computer that I ever had. It is nearly 5 years old. I have started getting a "Boot Failure" - CMOS - Battery...

The symptom you have could easily be caused by a old battery. Typically computers use cr232 batteries which can be easily replaced. Turn off the machine, up plug it for 2 minutes, take the cover off and look for the battery. It is about the size of a dime. It will be held with a latch of some sort.
Buy a replacement battery at most battery locations and replace. Note which side is up on the old battery before you take it out; the larger size or smaller size; replace with the new one the correct way.
Hope this information will help.
Your response is very much appreciated. Thank you for using Fixya...

Sep 30, 2011 | ASUS A8S-X Motherboard

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How do i change the cmos battery on my sony vaio vgn-fs750p?


get a new battery -usually the CMOS battery type is 2032- from an computer, electronic or a watch shop.
power down your pc.
remove the cover. make sure you are grounded when touching the motherboard to protect it from ESD.
remove the battery and install the new one put it (+) side up.
once you've changed the battery. close it and power up the battery.
go to the BIOS of the computer and change the time and date as well as the settings.

cheers mate.
jelo a.

Aug 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to install CMOS Batterie

  1. loosen the scew 1but do not remove it: look at the picture below
mabroukmedal_1.gif 2. free the connector of the bacup battery:
3. install the new backup battery

Nov 08, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

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Cmos battery location

Locations of the CMOS battery vary from model to model but, in most cases, these devices are found underneath the keyboard.

Some manufacturers locate the cells in odd places like underneath a mouse ball, touch pad or in the screen frame housing.

Often it is not a CR232 battery like on a desktop.

Aug 19, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M30-S309 (PSM30U-0QKJ18)...

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When I turn on my Dell Optiplex gx 260 it runs for a few time (less than 5 minutes) and then shows an error message "system battery low" and then turns itsel***. since it does not give me enough time to...

When you say "reset" do you ean replace ?

My first option would be to REPLACE the battery first. The cost is minimal and they can be found at radio shack, the source and many other places.

Once you have replaced it then dont forget to set your bios options back to what they should be as it is quite possible that they will reset to defaults and these are not always best for perormance.

Hope this helps


Jun 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Not boot from factory CD -where is CMOS battery?


Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Based on your post/description:
  • Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173;
  • new HDD;
  • would install WinXP.
Your concerns are:
  • media/cable fault;
  • CMOS battery;
  • laptop battery.
  • will not complete format;
  • will not install OS (WinXP).
Proposed course of action and other ideas:
  1. double check the new HDD, verify that the pins are not bent and are seated correctly. If all else fails, return the new HDD and have it replaced;
  2. try partitioning/formatting the new HDD in another PC using a 2.5 IDE to USB external adapter;
  3. clean the lens of the DVD/CD ROM drive;
  4. remove the dead laptop battery and use only the AC power when installing;
  5. most current laptops do not use a CMOS battery;
  6. if you want to revert CMOS/BIOS settings to default, it could be done by pressing on ESC or F1 or as indicated in the display (depends on the version) and set all possible settings to default. Verify that it is set to boot from the CD drive.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Sep 02, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 1415-S173 Notebook

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Cmos battery

You'll need to gain access to the top of the mainboard, here's a good guide: In case you don't know, the cmos battery is a round, flat silver object, coin-like. Good luck!

Apr 18, 2007 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S265 Notebook

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