CMOS & Laptop battery

Tmagic650

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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
 

learninmypc

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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
I understand . :)
 

Cobalt006

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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

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?
 

Tmagic650

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

misor

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... 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. :)
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.
 

Tmagic650

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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
 

learninmypc

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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 :) :)
 

learninmypc

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

Cobalt006

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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.
 

learninmypc

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

Tmagic650

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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
 

learninmypc

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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
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 . :)
 

Tmagic650

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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
 

Cobalt006

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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
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.
 

learninmypc

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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:
 

learninmypc

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