Computer battery needs replacing?

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13 years 2 months ago #26895 by Murray
My Gateway PC running Windows 7 doesn't hold the correct time and date and at start-up I get a message about the battery. Is it a simple matter of replacing the battery on the mother-board?

Murray - Tuahiwi, Nth Canty
It is better to wear out than rust out - Bishop Richard Cumberland
Wiltshire sheep, hazelnuts, Araucana chooks and Dexter cattle

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13 years 2 months ago #372388 by kiwi_jon
^^^
The battery is known as the CMOS battery and is a CR2032 battery.

It can be replaced relatively easily. Make sure you have all power disconnected from the PC and try and keep some part of your body touching the computer case while you change the battery to discharge any static electricity you may have built up.

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13 years 2 months ago #372392 by DiDi
It would seem you are not alone. Have a look at this windows7themes.net/consider-replacing-yo...-7-solution-fix.html

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13 years 2 months ago #372398 by kiwi_jon
^^^

Different issue. That article is about Windows 7 and Laptop Batteries. Murray's problem is on a desktop PC and a different issue. It is irrelevant what operating system it is running.

The CMOS battery in Desktops and Laptops is a small battery that ensures that the boot up settings (BIOS) are remembered when all power is removed from the PC/Laptop.

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13 years 2 months ago #372475 by Murray
Thanks, upon reading closely the error message does refer to the CMOS battery so I'll get one tomorrow.

Murray - Tuahiwi, Nth Canty
It is better to wear out than rust out - Bishop Richard Cumberland
Wiltshire sheep, hazelnuts, Araucana chooks and Dexter cattle

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13 years 2 months ago #372648 by busholme
Holy Cow Batman. How old is your PC? if it's a Gateway I wouldn't have thought it would support windows 7. I think I dumped my last Gateway machine in about 1999.

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13 years 2 months ago #372650 by kiwi_jon
^^^

Gateway still make computers. They have been part of Acer for the past 4 - 5 years

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13 years 2 months ago #372899 by Murray

busholme;364856 wrote: Holy Cow Batman. How old is your PC? if it's a Gateway I wouldn't have thought it would support windows 7. I think I dumped my last Gateway machine in about 1999.

It's new!!! Well, probably about 6 months old as it was reconditioned.

Murray - Tuahiwi, Nth Canty
It is better to wear out than rust out - Bishop Richard Cumberland
Wiltshire sheep, hazelnuts, Araucana chooks and Dexter cattle

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