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where do i purchase cmos battery housing or casing from?

By JTMOBIL
Feb 7, 2007
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  1. hi my name is jtmobil, i have some knowledge on pc but still learning.
    my question today is where do i purchase cmos housing or casing from?
    what happen was that i was working on this pc and while i was replacing all the components connection my hand slip and broke the casing to the cmos battery. the pc is a hp brand
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    good luck. Generally motherboard parts are not repairable. You might find a willing shop to resolder or glue the broken part back.
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    are you or any friends good with the soldering iron?

    you might be able to get a new housing from an electronics shop (jaycar, radioshack, etc) or extracted from an old unused motherboard.. If not, then use a battery holder that matches the voltage and rating of your CMOS battery (usually 3.3v i think) and solder that on.. making sure you seal all loose conductive ends.
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