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  1.    31 Jan 2015 #11
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    I got a new CMOS battery, the machine is not crashing anymore which is great before it would crash every 3 minutes and I would have to force shut down and login again so yes it has been replaced.
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  2.    01 Feb 2015 #12
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    Penns Forrest
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    Kronital,

    Thanks for letting me know that you had to get a new CMOS battery, as opposed to just re-seating the battery, and thanks for marking your thread solved.

    I have suggested a new battery after suggesting a re-seat in other threads, I just never knew the outcome
    (the other member never posted an update )

    I'm glad the issue is resolved with a relatively easy fix - determining that it was the CMOS battery was brilliant!

    Bill
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  3.    01 Feb 2015 #13
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    That is interesting because it shows that a CMOS battery can last 15 years. I would hate to change one in a laptop - especially the modern kind where you have no openings and have to take the whole thing apart.
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  4.    02 Feb 2015 #14
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    Penns Forrest
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    That is interesting because it shows that a CMOS battery can last 15 years. I would hate to change one in a laptop - especially the modern kind where you have no openings and have to take the whole thing apart.
    It's not that difficult Wolfgang, depending on the make and model.

    The first time I had to pull a CMOS battery on a laptop, I couldn't get it out of the cradle. Turned out, there was a spring holding it snug. All I had to do was use a plastic tool (pen cap) and push the battery in one direction and it came right out. The next ones were a piece of cake, even though they were slightly different.

    I've seen some laptops where you can pull the whole cradle out and insert a new battery, tehn put the cradle back in the machine. I haven't seen any that require dis-assembly, but some are fairly tight quarters.

    I'm sure there are some machines that make it difficult to replace the battery - some machines don't let you pull the main laptop battery - it's sealed!

    Bill
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  5.    02 Feb 2015 #15
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    Bill, once you get to the chassis, that's OK. But I have a couple of laptops where you have to take the whole underbelly off - and that they don't make easy.
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  6.    03 Feb 2015 #16
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    I hate disassembling laptops! I probably do it twice a week (on average) - mostly to get the hard drive out in order to back it up.
    I cringe with the snap of each plastic clip when it comes loose!
    There is one model (a Dell) that after taking the entire bottom off, then you have to remove the motherboard as the hard drive is mounted on top of the motherboard (beneath it when you take the bottom off).

    We rarely replace the CMOS batteries - but I purchased a nice motherboard from a major manufacturer back around the release of Win7 - and the CMOS battery died within a couple of months! But that's the only one that I've ever had go bad on me.
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  7.    03 Feb 2015 #17
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    Penns Forrest
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    I cringe with the snap of each plastic clip when it comes loose!

    Did it snap out or snap off ?@#$@ !

    Nerve racking! You can't glue the tabs back on either

    Bill
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  8.    03 Feb 2015 #18
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    usasma, why do you take the hard drive out for backup. Wouldn't it be easier to attach an external disk.

    mostly to get the hard drive out in order to back it up.
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  9.    05 Feb 2015 #19
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    Trying to backup the data by booting the machine is our first try.
    But often the system won't boot - not even from an external device.
    Most often this is due to a bad video card or another failure that prevents us from seeing the data that we want to backup.

    We also offer a free data scan (for malware), so it's easier to use our computer - as the system automatically scans the backup for viruses and removes them while transferring the data to other external media.
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