Solved cmos socket broken need replacement

April 7, 2012 at 08:50:30
Specs: Windows 7
does any one know where i can get a replacement cmos socket from for my acer aspire 4820-382g25 minks. as my one has broke and can not seem to find a replacement anywhere

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April 7, 2012 at 10:18:19
Personally, I wouldn't bother replacing the holder. Make sure the battery is good by testing the voltage, if it's weak, get a new one. Then unplug the power cord (or remove the main battery if it's a laptop), put the CMOS battery in the holder, hold it in postion so that it makes contact, then use a hot melt glue gun to secure it in place. Wait until the glue cools then release pressure. It should be good for another 3-5 yrs. If for some reason you need to clear the BIOS settings in the future, use the ClearCMOS jumper.


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April 7, 2012 at 08:56:46

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April 7, 2012 at 09:02:27
like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CMOS-BATT...

and its a small one aswell


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April 7, 2012 at 09:13:38
That's a battery holder, not a CMOS socket. What's wrong with the one you posted? And how good are you at desoldering & resoldering?

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April 7, 2012 at 09:19:07
oh is it i fault it was called a cmos socket. im looking for a replacement one so i can get someone near who knows what they are doin to solder it on for me. my one has broke the 4 little clips that holds the battery in place has broke of so battery does not stay in place.

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April 7, 2012 at 10:18:19
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Personally, I wouldn't bother replacing the holder. Make sure the battery is good by testing the voltage, if it's weak, get a new one. Then unplug the power cord (or remove the main battery if it's a laptop), put the CMOS battery in the holder, hold it in postion so that it makes contact, then use a hot melt glue gun to secure it in place. Wait until the glue cools then release pressure. It should be good for another 3-5 yrs. If for some reason you need to clear the BIOS settings in the future, use the ClearCMOS jumper.

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April 7, 2012 at 11:03:01
Tape or as suggested hot melt

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April 7, 2012 at 22:29:16
Can't you just buy the one on ebay?

I can probably pull one off an old motherboard but you say ". . .it's a small one as well." What does that mean? Is it EXACTLY like the one on ebay and take the cr2032 battery?


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