How to change your motherboard battery?
When your computer clock is slow, even shortly after it set, or you’re BIOS settings are reset periodically, this means that your motherboard battery is concerned. Nonvolatile BIOS memory (traditionally called CMOS) usually lithium 3V refers to a small memory on PC motherboards that is used to store date, time, and system settings, even when your computer is off.
These batteries usually last two to ten years, depending on the type of motherboard, ambient temperature and the length of time that the system is powered off, while other common cell types can last significantly longer or shorter periods.
1. To replace the battery, you must open your computer but before you open your computer case make sure your computer is turned off and unplugged.
2. Once you open your computer and using the documentation for your motherboard locate the battery. You cannot miss it: it is a button cell that looks like a big watch battery (see the image below).
3. Remove the battery while using the small button on the side. Also note then the type of battery (marked above) is usually a CR2032.
4. Go to a watch or a photo shop to find a replacement battery. This type of battery power is very common, so you should have no trouble finding it (price is around $5).
5. If you can find this battery is store near you, talk to a computer store on the Internet, such as PriceGrabber offering this type of battery.
6. Install the new battery, making sure the polarities. The + is usually placed up. Close your computer and reconnect it.
7. Then you will have to set the date and time of your system in the BIOS. To access your BIOS, turn on your computer and keep pressing DEL or F8 on your keyboard. If DEL or F8 doesn’t start your BIOS refer to the documentation for your motherboard or computer where you will find necessary instructions.
8. Once you are in BIOS go to Main tab and locate ”System Time” and ”System Date” and change it.
That’s it, your motherboard battery is change and you should not have problems with battery again, at least for next 5 years.
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