Changing cmos battery

  martin p 11:32 12 Jan 2011

What is involved in changing the internal battery in a Dell 7 year old PC, running XP
Martin p

  michaelw 11:59 12 Jan 2011

It's very easy, I did it last week. Just make sure you're earthed when you open the case and there's 2 clips which you push gently back.

  birdface 12:01 12 Jan 2011

Make sure everything is switched and unplugged.
There should be a little clip holding it on just push the clip outwards allowing the battery to pop up and battery should click in.

  birdface 12:05 12 Jan 2011

What is the mater with your old one.
Are you loosing time and date with it.
It may affect which drive runs at start up when removed and you may have to change the driver back to the proper one.
Maybe wait and get some more information before you proceed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:54 12 Jan 2011

CMOS Battery
click here

  martin p 20:50 20 Jan 2011

Thanks guy's new battery fitted all working OK now.

One again thanks for your help
martin p

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