Battery Dead on Motherboard OLD PC.

  Demora 23 Jun 13
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HI.

I have an old Tiny PC Pentium P133 and I'll be blowed if I can find where the Battery is hidden on the motherboard. I took the fan and heatsink off, Not there. I don't have much to go on either.

Any pointers Please.

Demora

  lotvic 23 Jun 13

Can you take a photo of the motherboard and post a link to the image.

  Chronos the 2nd 24 Jun 13

You have actually named the CPU (Pentium P133) and not the PC model number so pretty difficult to find the relevant motherboard specs.

  Batch 24 Jun 13

This may seem like a daft question - but do you know what mobo batteries look like?

I just wondered if you're maybe looking for something liek an AA or AAA battery when it will be a button cell battery (typically a CR2032 I think, like http://www.batterycandles.co.uk/batteries/cr2032-battery-single?gclid=CLf6aaiLcCFa7JtAod5ykAOA).

  Demora 24 Jun 13

Yes I do know what a CMOS Battery looks like. Having dealt with PCs since 1993. Just because I'm female and Blonde doesn't mean my HEAD is empty. I'm not offended BTW.

Having Built 2 of my own pcs I'm pretty sure I know 'WHAT' I'm lookingh for.

This is a very old pc and I know it works BUT I need to put a new battery in as I have the usual startup error mesesage.

Posting a picture on photo Bucket.

D

  Demora 24 Jun 13
  Demora 24 Jun 13

Forgot to mention that under the ribbon cables there are memory slots (x4) plus a longer slot for different memory chip. also IDE conections etc.

  Chronos the 2nd 24 Jun 13

Got me beat looking at that image.

  northumbria61 24 Jun 13

Demora - It is certainly an old PC so is it possible that the battery is soldered onto the motherboard as opposed to the modern coin cell type CMOS batteries?

Take a look at this link and see if there is anything that will help you. From the picture that you have supplied I can't see anything - I don't know if anyone else can? Note: the link is only relating to an old PC and not yours in particular.

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  lotvic 24 Jun 13

Demora, you should have used the Direct Link to your pic (you might want to ask FE to delete the link you posted..)

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu249/Demora373/20130624_111339.jpg

  lotvic 24 Jun 13
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It could be the old ODIN monolith type, http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22000 here's pictures and stuff. Battery seems to be under a rectangle plastic casing. (I didn't read all of it)

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