If your PC displays errors about the clock or CMOS when starting the PC, the CMOS battery on themotherboard probably needs to be replaced.Desktop PCs use a battery to keep time when the they are off, much like a watch. Like a watch, thebattery needs to be replaced when it runs low on power. Replace the battery using the steps below.
The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along anyinterior metal edge of the computer.
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge(ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, usea static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear anESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
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Unplug all cables except for the power. Write down each cable location if you do not alreadyknow where it connects.1.Unplug the power cable and with the power cable removed press the button on the frontof the PC.
Your PC may look different than the images used in this document. The steps andimages used in this document can be applied to most PC case designs. If openingthe case or accessing the battery is difficult, refer to the Upgrading and ServicingGuide for your PC. If available, Upgrading and Servicing Guides can bedownloaded from the manuals section of your PC support page.
2.Remove the screws on the rear of the PC.3.Slide the side panel off from the rear of the PC.4.Locate the battery. It is a small shiny round metal wafer (like a larger version of a watch battery).5.Remember which direction the battery is installed. Usually the engraved side, the positive side,is face up. Remove the battery from the main board.
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Removing and Replacing the CMOS Battery
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