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Worries about changing batteries

  1. I own a ACER Aspire model 5552-3680, but its time to replace the battery on it. I was simply wondering if replacing a battery on a computer removes my files saved on it as well? Just confirming, because I really doubt it. Usually files are saved on RAM, and I'm only replacing the battery. Thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    Not sure whether you're replacing the rechargeable or the coin battery, either way, save your files then shutdown your computer properly and proceed w/ the change-out. You won't lose anything.

    If you're replacing the coin battery, BIOS setting might revert back to the default factory setting. So you'll want to check on that. It's been a while since I've had to replace the coin battery, don't recall what happened at the time.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    LOL, files end up on the HD, RAM is where the programs execute and manipulated the data.
     

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