Broken cmos battery holder

June 26, 2010 at 17:25:29
Specs: Windows XP
the pc is a Lenovo thinkcentre
how can I fix it and where do i get the parts

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June 26, 2010 at 21:20:19
To fix it the motherboard needs to be removed, the old holder desoldered and then a new one soldered in.

Any cmos battery holder shoiuld work as long as its solder contacts have the same spacing and it physically fits in the old location.

I googled cmos battery holder and this is the first link that came up:

I imagine if you go to the support page for you model you may be able to find a parts list that'd show an exact replacement. But really, all you need is one that fits in the same space.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.

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June 27, 2010 at 10:09:34
Is the holder broken off the board or just the clip that holds the battery in place.

If the holder is solid and just the the clip to hold the battery in is broken........a small piece of duct tape can remedy that.

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June 27, 2010 at 20:53:32
Oh, and if you're doing the soldering yourself, make sure you get the orientation right. If you solder the holder in backwards then your polarity (+/-) will be backwards and bad things will happen.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.

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