BIOS/Clock battery replacement
Mr Ian Primus
ian_primus at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 10 07:47:10 CST 2011
--- On Wed, 3/9/11, Hollandia at ccountry.net <Hollandia at ccountry.net> wrote:
> The motherboard has provision for an off-board battery. I
> am thinking of
> using a socketed CR2032 battery which I believe is rated at
> 3 volts. The
> manual for the computer describes the off-board battery as
> 3.6 volts.
> Is it asking for trouble to use a 3v rather than a 3.6v
> battery? If so,
> where are the 3.6v batteries available?
I've used CR2032's as replacements before on similar machines, it's worked fine.
Just remember - whatever you do, REMOVE the old soldered in battery from the board. It'll leak and corrode through traces. I've desoldered them and installed CR2032 sockets in their place with good success. But if you don't want to go to the trouble, you can just clip off the old battery.
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