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Brokem Battery Holder

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#1 jocklad


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:11 AM

Hi All.

Brand new to the forum.

One of my machines is an old Dell and I broke the clip on the BIOS battery holder.

Was thinking about getting the soldering iron out and trying to fit a new one.

Has anyone ever done this....?.

Hate the thought of throwing out a working Motherboard,

Pentium 4, 512 Ram 80g HD Running Ubuntu 11.10



Edited by jocklad, 09 May 2012 - 11:04 AM.

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#2 PCCom


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:10 PM


You could try the soldering iron but if you keep the unit powered (plugged in or have the battery installed with a charge) at all times you won't need a cmos battery. If it gets looses power all you have to do is load the date and time and load defaults and you won't risk ruining the MB with that soldering iron.

Just my 2 cents

#3 jocklad

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for your reply PCCom.

Will take your advice and leave it alone.

Its an old machine but runs very well indeed,would hate to lose it.

Many thanks,

Jocklad :thumbsup:

Edited by jocklad, 09 May 2012 - 05:05 PM.

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