IBM Battery Replacement?

  Legslip 11:08 03 Jun 2010

My friend is using an IBM 4695 point of sale terminal in his shop and it runs Win 95 (yes Win 95!!). The system clock is showing 1980 so it looks like the Mbd battery has gone west. Any ideas if it can be replaced and how? I can't even get the case off yet!
Any help, greatly appreciated.

  Sparkly 11:26 03 Jun 2010

Searched and found this not sure if it helps but something to go on untill another helper comes along.

click here

  Legslip 11:06 04 Jun 2010

Thanks for this. It appears quite old and I am wondering if it will have a standard lithium CMOS battery. I'll continue delving but if anyone can help, would be appreciated.

  woodchip 11:26 04 Jun 2010

If its a Desktop its the normal lithium battery

  dfh 17:48 04 Jun 2010

does this help at all?click here

  dfh 17:53 04 Jun 2010

Maybe this would help click here

  Sparkly 18:16 04 Jun 2010

Have a look on page 63 and page 86 of Hardware Service Manual
click here
They show differnt battery with different models if i have it right.
dfh's link seems to show a standard cmos battery, good luck with it anyways.

  Legslip 02:07 05 Jun 2010

Thanks people for your contributions. Sparkly, thanks for the definitive manual. It is a 211 model so I presume Page 63 applies? Therefore it is not a coin type lithium. Di you think the mbd will sustain a straight and quick swop of batteries or will it require other attentions?

  Sparkly 07:11 05 Jun 2010

Hi Legslip
"Di you think the mbd will sustain a straight and quick swop of batteries or will it require other attentions?"
The 64 million $ question as with all changes you should allways backup just incase, and as described on page 63

5. When you install a new battery , you must restore the CMOS RAM data . You
can do this in any of the following ways:
v Running RESTORE CMOS RAM from the Service Diskette if you ran
BACKUP before removing the battery. See “Service Diskette Introduction” on
page 7.
v Using the setup diskette (if available).
v Running the ROM-based setup program. See “Running Setup” on page 109.
It looks as though you will have to follow the hand book instructions just to be on the safe side.

  Legslip 20:18 08 Jun 2010

Thanks all for your responses and particularly Sparky. Great help. Will be having a go at it on Thursday and will report back.

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