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CMOS & Laptop battery

By learninmypc
Jun 23, 2014
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  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    That's why you and everyone else that doesn't search for the best prices on computer parts think that laptop batteries are expensive. Sony and Apple parts may be a bit more expensive, but the products are more expensive to begin with. I buy 95% of my computer repair parts from EBay
  2. learninmypc

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

    I understand . :)
  3. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

    That is why you are here. Not all of us have time to search for computer or laptop parts. So you are saying when we need something fixed. We should just direct it to you or Ebay?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    Just to save as much money and maximize profit if you are charging money for repairs or just doing your own equiptment
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  6. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,010   +150

    lol. the seller provide by tmagic requires paypal and even provides shipping to the Philippines (for an additional shipping charge). I'm so interested to buy acer 4720 laptop battery replacement but I don't have a paypal account.:)
    I hope learninmypc can find the way to buy the laptop battery replacement he needs.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    I repair all models of laptops and desktop computers, including Apples and Macs, so yes I have an E bay and Paypal account. I just wanted to point out that laptop batteries don't have to be expensive any longer
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  8. learninmypc

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

    Ok, to clear the dust :), I'll most likely be talking to the lady this weekend that gave me this laptop & it will not be up to me where she buys the battery if she does or if I can talk her into getting me a iPad :) . Either way, battery or iPad, I'll eventually be paying her back.
    I don't repair pc's of any type, I just clean them with the help of TS. If they are in need of repair, I leave that entirely up the the owner.
    I thank you & I hope this does clear things up. One last thing, I was googling how to enter BIOS, some suggested f2 others said the Delete button I even looked at the Manual I dowbnloaded & it wasn't even clear. Any help ? Thank you :) :)
  9. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,010   +150

    Some mobos use F2, F12, or delete button. take your pick. :)
  10. learninmypc

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

    Ok, I'm guessing I might need more help than that because I have used those but didn't see anything about BIOS. I will try again & take pictures & post them. I don't want a laptop for a doorstop :(
  11. learninmypc

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

    Is this the BIOS page? photo1.jpg
     
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

    Yes, what are you looking for in the bios?
  13. learninmypc

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

    OK :) :) so those are the settings I MUST remember if the CMOS battery gets replaced?
  14. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

    Yes you will need to. But if you have not change any settings in the bios. They are most likely at default settings. So when you replace the battery. They should stay the same. Still to be on the safe side make mental note of them.
  15. learninmypc

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

    Ok, I'll just keep the picture. I've never changed the settings cause thats WAYYY over my head, thank you. :)
  16. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

    Your welcome.
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  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    When you update bios in most laptops, you have to download and install the latest bios version and the bios installer. The installer runs in Windows. Let the program run. When it is done the laptop will shut down. I start up the laptop and immediately get back in the bios. I make sure that the first boot device is the CD/DVD if there is one installed. All the other bios settings should be set to their defaults and no changes are necessary
  18. learninmypc

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

    Ok, sometime this weekend I'm going to "try" to do this myself, with help from here of course.
    I'm hoping (assuming) that by replacing the CMOS battery, it'll quit shutting down UNexpectedly. It shut down again last night so I started it back up, let it run for a bit & then shut it down over night. Used it a bit this morning but will leave it mostly off till the battery gets replaced, thank you . :)
  19. learninmypc

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

    AA BATTERY.jpg
    How do I remove it to get the number off it? There were no screws in those holes.
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,805   +158

    Can you back up from the laptop and take another picture. I don't recognize what this is... Some CMOS batteries are accessed from under the keyboard
  21. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

    That picture looks as though that might be the top of the hard drive. I maybe wrong , But it is surely not the cmos battery. To big. So yes he dose need to back up and get another shot.
  22. learninmypc

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

    A BATTER FOTO.jpg
    Bottom right corner of the bottom of the laptop is the CMOS battery to the best of my knowledge, although I could be incorrect :eek:
  23. learninmypc

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

    Ok, I think you are both correct, it now don't look like the battery. I will check further when I return later. :)
  24. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,803   +176

  25. learninmypc

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



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