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Hi, replacing the cmos battery is quiet easy, just take off the side cover you will see a round lithium battery on the motherboard, take it out, find the same model of lithium battery and just pop in the new one and its all done, you usally get 3 of the batterys for about £5..

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John

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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How do I fix my CMOS Battery Low error so I can correct the Time and Date since it's stuck on the 01/01/2004 date and won't save in my BIOS?


This is usually a very short and sweet step to complete.
After you have changed the CMOS battery over to a new one all you should have to do is go into BIOS set the date, the time and the year. Save the settings in the BIOS, exit and restart the computer.
You have to set the date, time and year in the BIOS first then change it on the desktop.

The proper battery to use for CMOS is a C2023 coin cell battery.

Hope this helps

Jan 12, 2015 | Lenovo 3000 J205 9686-A12 Desktop Pc -...

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CMOS Checksum error


<b>Issue:</b><br /> CMOS Checksum Bad or CMOS Date/Time Not Set<br /> <br /> <img src="matrix12_1.jpg" /> <br /> <br /> <b>Cause:</b><br /> This issue is caused when the CMOS values are incorrect. This issue can occur because of any of the below possibilities.<br /> * Bad or old CMOS battery. <br /> * BIOS update<br /> <br /> <b>Workaround 1:</b><br /> 1. Disconnecting power from computer without shutting down computer.<br /> 2. Attempt to reboot the computer. If error still occurs after rebooting the computer enter CMOS setup and check all values, this includes verifying the time and date are correct. Once everything has been verified and/or changed make sure you save and exit CMOS setup. <br /> 3. If you have a Phoenix BIOS and have an option for 'Reset Configuration Data', set this value to 'Yes' and save and exit the CMOS. <br /> <p>4. If the computer was had the power disconnected while it was still running it is possible this could cause the CMOS to become corrupt. Ensure that the computer is ready to be shut off before turning off the computer. If you have a laptop computer ensure that the battery is charged before disconnecting the power connection. <br /> 5. If the CMOS values have become corrupted entering the values in CMOS setup and saving and exiting CMOS should resolve your issues.<br /> <p><b>Note:</b> If this issue continues to occur after you turn off your computer off it is possible that the CMOS battery may be failing or already bad. Before considering replacing the CMOS battery try leaving your computer on for several days. <br /> <b>Workaround 2:</b><br /> <p>If you performed workaround 1 and the error occurs again after a complete power down (i..e. removing the power cord), the CMOS battery is likely bad. Most systems use a small coin style lithium battery. These often last 3-6 years, but at some point run out of juice and need to be replaced. For desktops, your system manual or motherboard manual should specify the type of battery and location on the motherboard. For laptops, it is often very difficult to access and may require a professional to replace it. To replace the battery on a desktop system:<br /> 1. Turn off the system and remove the power plug.<br /> 2. Remove the case or side panel to access the motherboard. <br /> 3. Look for a round silver coin cell, typically in a black holder.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img src="matrix12_0.jpg" /> <br /> 4. Remove the battery while noting which way the battery is located. You may need a small flat screwdriver to release the side clip. <br /> 5. Install the replacement battery with the same battery type, being careful to insert it in the same direction as the removed battery (or using the polarity marked on the holder or manual). <br /> 6. Reassemble the case and power. <br /> 7. Turn on the power. You will get the CMOS Checksum Bad error once more, but it should be the last time. Go into the BIOS setup and set the date and time, and any other options you prefer.<br /> <br /> <br /> Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...

on Jan 24, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Replace cmos battery


Hi,
A computer may sometimes show error messages related to time and date options or other errors like 'no operating system or new CPU is installed'. All these are indications that it is time to change the battery of the motherboard i.e. the CMOS battery of the system. The depletion of this battery happens and hence it must be replaced ideally every five years. The replacement process has to be carefully followed to avoid any inadvertent problems. Saving the BIOS data prior to the battery change and configuration of the same, after the installation of the new CMOS battery, must also be done properly.

And also share a informative link please read it.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000239.htm

Thanks,
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Jun 17, 2014 | Gateway DX432019 PC Desktop

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Change the cmos battery in a gateway dx4300


Remove the case to see the CMOS battery, in most computers it will be a coin size 3 volt lithium battery type CR2032.
After installing a new battery go into the BIOS setting to set the Time and Date etc.

Mar 24, 2012 | Gateway DX4300-03 Desktop PC

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Start-up and shut down problems, When starting up it says, press f1 to continue, f2 to run set-up.... F1 works but I am getting tired of doing this. Now when the computer starts, it stops at...


Hi names Rui,


For your problem the computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this may be caused by any of the below reasons.

  1. New hardware has been recently installed.
  2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
  3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Solution:

New hardware has been recently installed

If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS. Enter CMOS setup and save the settings and exit. If you continue to get errors continue to the next step.


Error or confliction with settings in CMOS

If no new hardware has been added or you continue to get this prompt verify no error or conflictions exist in CMOS. Press the key to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct.

If your time and date are not set correctly, your battery is more than likely bad. Try setting the correct time and date, save the settings and then reboot. If after turning off the computer the time and date get reset again replace the battery.

If the time and date are correct and everything else appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults.


CMOS battery is bad or failing

If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, your CMOS battery is bad. We recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.


hope this will help you.

Jul 20, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Lost password for acer aspire desktop


BIOS Password is stored in CMOS and retained by power provided by the CMOS (Coin-cell) Battery.
To Reset the BIOS Password, Remove the CMOS (Coin-cell) Battery from the motherboard for five minutes and restart the system. This will load the factory default settings and the password would be gone. Re-install the battery after the password is reset.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

Jun 04, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Cmos battery replacement - Gateawy Tower Pentium 2 - what's involved? - any advise gratefully received .


1) Unplug the computer from power.

2) Open the computer case.
(Wish I knew the Model Number, I might be able to give you a link from Gateway Support, on how to open this puppy)

3) Look for the CMOS battery.
The CMOS battery for that computer will be a CR2032.
A type of watch battery, that is approximately the size of a U.S. nickle.

http://www.staples.com/Duracell-DL2032-3.0-Volt-Lithium-Battery/product_273151?cm_mmc=GoogleBase-_-Shopping-_-Technology%3EBatteries-_-273151-DL2032BPK&cid=CSE:GoogleBase:Technology:Batteries:273151:DL2032BPK

There are several different methods of holding the battery, into the battery holder on the motherboard.

I'm not advertising for these guys, but this video tells you about BIOS, CMOS, and shows a typical CMOS battery holder.

For this particular style of CMOS battery holder, there is a spring clip that is released by pushing a tab on the side.
The tab is RIGHT next to the battery.
The tab is pressed to the Outside.
This releases the battery where a fingernail can be used to lift it up, then remove it.

Some CMOS battery holders simply have a spring steel arm, which extends halfway across the battery itself.
The spring steel arm is gently lifted up, and the battery is slid out.

The Positive ( + ) of the battery ALWAYS goes up, when installing.

NOTE*
BEFORE you reach inside your computer, observe Anti-Static Precautions!

Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
You may not even see it, or feel it.

Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
(Bare metal surface, not painted)

This action will relieve your body of Static.
Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 10, 2010 | Gateway PC Desktops

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Hello Im the owner of Dell dimension 2400 Pc. Recently it started running slow taking long to start windows. I reload the pc by formatting it took very long so abort. I replace the CMOS battery it speed up...


1. Check that you have installed the correct battery type # 2032.
2. Check to make sure you have installed the battery with the the + sign facing up.
3. After you set the time make sure you select save when you exit the CMOS settings menu.

Oct 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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MY LAPTOP(hp compaq presario v2000)BEEPS TWICE AND DISPLAYS PRESS F1 TO RESUME OR F2 TO SETUP!pls help


Hi, and welcome to FixYa
The computer may display a prompt to press F1/F2 or any other key to enter setup each time the computer boots as a reminder on how to enter CMOS. However, if the computer asks to press F1/F2 (or another key) to enter setup and does not continue, this issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
1. New hardware has been recently installed.
2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Solution:
New hardware has been recently installed
If new hardware has been recently installed into the computer, it is likely that you are receiving the prompt "Press F1 or F2 to enter setup" because CMOS needs to verify that the new detected hardware is properly being setup in CMOS.

Error or confliction with settings in CMOS
If no new hardware has been added to the computer or the new hardware has been removed and you continue to receive the error, it is likely that there is an error or confliction with the CMOS. Press the key requested to enter setup and verify that all settings are correct. If everything appears to be correct try resetting the CMOS values to the defaults and/or Reset Configuration Data. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000976.
If all settings appear to be correct, save changes and exit CMOS setup. If the error continues to appear, enter setup again and restore all CMOS values to default.
· See our CMOS page for additional help and information with the CMOS.
· Additional information about getting into the CMOS / BIOS setup can be found on document CH000192.
CMOS battery is bad or failing
If you continue to receive the prompt to enter setup each time the computer boots up and you have attempted to follow the above suggestions, it is also possible that the CMOS battery may be bad or failing. Generally; when this occurs, the computer is not holding the time or date correctly. If this is occurring it is recommended that the CMOS battery be replaced.

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Dec 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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