CMOS & Laptop battery

learninmypc

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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 https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/black-screen-twice-on-my-vista.202144/
The most recent time was mentioned here https://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
 

Cobalt006

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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.
 

learninmypc

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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.
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.
 

Cobalt006

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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.
 
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Cobalt006

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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.
 
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misor

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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.

Cmos battery is the size of a watch battery and is located on the motherboard. It also is rechargable.
ty for the info. something learned from TS = :)
 

learninmypc

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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 = :)
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 :)
 

Cobalt006

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

Tmagic650

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

learninmypc

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HP G71 laptop battery cost example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-for...93231?pt=Laptop_Batteries&hash=item53f13d038f
I know what I'm talking about!
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 :)
 
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