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#1 slycer

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:24 PM

Are all motherboards equal when it comes to proper placement of the CMOS battery? Everything I've read says that the plus sign (+) should be facing up and out, but on the motherboard that I just got done working on there is a diagram on the battery holder that shows the plus sign is supposed to face down. I put the battery in this orientation, and the system booted up fine and is working great. This is kind of bothering me. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:44 PM

Doesnt matter what way the plus sign faces, as long as its the right way up i.e the writing side up.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:49 PM

That's what has me worried, because I have the battery in writing side down, (if I remember right) and it is working fine with no BIOS issues. The date and time are holding, and the system POSTS with no issues whatsoever. Its weird.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

I've always seen the plus-sign...either up or out, so that it's visible to anyone looking down at the motherboard.

If it works, I would not worry about it until I had some sign that I had placed it in incorrectly.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:43 PM

I did get a sign, but not that I had placed it incorrectly. I flipped the battery around, so that the plus sign and the writing were facing up, and the computer would not boot. It said that system memory had changed, and that no boot devices were found. When I put it back in, plus side down, it boots up nicely. I guess I should just chalk it up to one of those things, and get on with it.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:32 AM

A working system...is a good system :thumbsup:.

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