CMOS Battery

  ned3110 17:37 03 Jun 08
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Hi all

Is there anything I need to do before changing a CMOS battery or can I just whip it out and replace it?

I presume all the setting will be lost and I will need to run defaults?

  Technotiger 17:42 03 Jun 08
  woodchip 21:32 03 Jun 08

remove 13amp plug from wall socket before you remove it as when computer is switched off, power is still on at the motherboard

  iguana 22:08 03 Jun 08

If you are lucky you should only need to reset clock/date. Watch out for static

  Stuartli 22:22 03 Jun 08

Take a note of the Bios settings first, then you won't have to use the defaults.

It's unusual for a motherboard battery to need replacing - I've never had to change one in the past 12 or 13 years...:-)

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