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CMOS & Laptop battery

By learninmypc
Jun 23, 2014
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    If it helps, I'm posting the left & right side of my laptop
    left side of laptop.jpg
    The above is the left side of it.
    right side of laptop.jpg
    Right side of it. If you want any part "CLOSER" let me know.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Yes that is the hard drive enclosure. The CMOS battery might be accessible under the key board or under the memory compartment cover
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Where & which picture are you talking about?
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    First pic...
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Ok, the ONLY screws on this laptop are on the bottom. NONE anywhere else, I've looked.:confused:
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,987   +168

    Okay, remove all the removable panels on the bottom, including the battery. On some laptop models the keyboard screws are marked with a tiny keyboard symbol near them. You may need to remove the entire top cover. All those screws are accessed from the bottom. The laptop is a Vaio VGN-CR590 right?
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Ok, I'll have to wait till tomorrow as its late now. Yes, I've posted the model number in here a few times VGN-CR590
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    I'm almost regretting my decision
    photo1OMG.jpg
     
  10. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    Well there I can not blame you. Wow that looks like it needs a good cleaning out. That may be have your problem. With it shutting down.
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Well, if that could be the case, I'll blow it out good later & give it a shot. That would be awesome if it fixes it :) :)
     
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    @Tmagic650 & @Cobalt006 , if this
    is anything like what I'll need to do to replace the CMOS battery in my laptop, no thanks. I'll just hope it crashing occasionally don't do any permanent damage.:confused::)
     
  13. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    Yes that is about how it goes.
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Bummer, but I'd rather find out that way than get it taken apart & NOT get it back together. I'm not sure when it'll be sent in, but hopefully with in a few weeks. The shop it'd go to is not far from me. Will let you know. Off to dream land now. :)
     
  15. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Maniac Posts: 499   +57

    When it comes to taking apart a laptop YouTube often has guides. I've only taken two apart, both Vaios, and they took me a long time. At least with the second one I didn't break anything. A cmos battery should last a very long time and doesn't have to do much work. You can't boot Windows without some life in it though.
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Since I started this thread, I've not been leaving it on for extended lengths of time & its been running great. I'd still like to know where that elusive cmos is hiding at, but I've had no luck finding it. :)
     
  17. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Maniac Posts: 499   +57

    It won't be a silver button type battery as you might expect. In the earlier FZ series it's a bright green unit with two wires coming out. Google "Vaio RTC cmos battery" and you'll see what one looks like. Maybe you have to remove the keyboard to get to it. The battery should certainly last well past the lifetime of the laptop.
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Like this http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/o...ptop-cmos-rtc-battery-2-v15h-15mah-3676-p.jpg
    I don't mind dismantling a laptop , its just the billions of screws & what not to do it.
     
  19. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    If your not having problems with it now. I t may have been due to large amount of dust that was in it. Before you tore it down. . It could be possible you may not need the cmos battery. Only time will tell
     
  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Thank you. Later I will try to find my other "related" threads to see if there is a time line. :)
     
  21. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    I really do not know if there is time lines. Some people insist 5 years top . Others say they will out last the laptop or computer. I myself have never had a cmos battery go out on my computers or laptops I had. But I have had a few I had to repair for this. Most of them were older PC and Laptop from around 2001.
     
  22. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    What I meant by that is to see how many days//weeks between each time it happened to me. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2014
  23. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    Sorry thought you were looking for a time line. But yes that would be a good Ideal.:)
     
  24. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,393   +240

    Understood :)
     


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