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CMOS & Laptop battery

By learninmypc
Jun 23, 2014
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  1. In regards to my Vista Home Premium I've had problems with it possibly due to a bad or dying CMOS battery & possibly defective battery as I posted in here http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/black-screen-twice-on-my-vista.202144/
    The most recent time was mentioned here http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-vs-ipad.203396/#post-1410844
    Ok, I know I can google for info but since I trust the knowledgeable people in here, I'm asking for help because I want to find out if it'll be worth getting it fixed/repaired or getting an iPad instead.
    The Vista laptop was 2nd hand
    The Vista battery is VGP-BPS9/S 11. 1V/4800mAh
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Get the laptop fixed or not? If yes, a ball park guesstimate as to how much. :)
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    Well if you venture to do it your self. If it is indeed the battery. Any where from .50 to a 1.00. Depends on the place you take it. Some places charge up to a 100.00 dollars. Some only 50.00. It might be better in the long run to get your Ipad.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Are you saying the CMOS battery is that inexpensive? If so, I might "try" to replace it if it aint too hard. I wonder how much the rechargeable battery might be? Thanks.
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    The battery that goes in the computer can be rechargeable , But most are not.. Its like a big watch battery. You may be able to find a video on line that will help you out.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Yes, but to my knowledge, there are two batteries in a laptop. The CMOS & the laptop battery
    laptopbattery1.jpg
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    I'll continue reading How to, tomorrow, thanks for the input. :)
  8. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    Cmos battery is the size of a watch battery and is located on the motherboard. Some are rechargable and some are not.. Very few pc or laptops use rechargable Cmos battery. My guess yours is a regular battery. It size would be CR2032 3.0v.

    Sorry I meant to update this last night. I wrote it in a hurry.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
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  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Ok, I didn't know it was rechargeable. Thanks :)
  10. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

     
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    Hope it helps you out:)
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

  14. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

  15. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    Here is a site for your laptops main battery.

    Laptop | Batteries
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  16. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,010   +150

    Don't buy a replacement battery for laptop as it costs too much (at least for Philippine market)
    my acer vista laptop also has a defective battery with replacement costing about 7000php (1$ ~ 44 Philippine pesos), ~1 month waiting period for replacement to arrive.
    the laptop is now an 'alternative portable desktop computer'. :)
    from time to time, I use it sans laptop battery, plugged into a surge protector, then into wall socket.

    ty for the info. something learned from TS = :)
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  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Ok, the main reason I wanted the laptop was to go out on my deck to watch movies on battery power. Not to mention using it to read from in case I had problems with my tower, God forbid. :) Thank you for the input :)
  18. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    Yes laptop batterys are expensive. But from the site I gave you. They are a tad cheaper then the makers of the laptop.
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  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Understood. :)
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,803   +158

    Laptop batteries are not expensive and they must be replaced every 2 or 3 years or so. Think of them like ink is to printers
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    Ok, I didn't know that. Thank you. :)
  22. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,802   +176

    They are not cheap. I may self do not consider 65 to 85.00 or up for a laptop battery not expensive.
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    I'll have to agree with @Cobalt006 especially on my income.
  24. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,803   +158

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  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,219   +231

    I'm not doubting you or anybody :) but answer this, does one have to be registered at ebay to buy something? If so, I'd need to find a friend that is registered because I'm not. Does it require a credit/debit card? I possess neither. :)
    Not to mention & if it matters, its a Sony Vaio laptop. I'll be talking to the lady that gave it to me this weekend & I'm hoping to get a iPad instead. After all, my b-day is not far off :)
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2014


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