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03-16-2009 10:33 AM
I don't want to go to the trouble of opening up my Desktop PC. I have this HP a300n pc that cannot keep the the time current,.
When I turned off the computer and turned it back on it boots up with Jan 2001 and a different time. I was told
that the cmos battery may be too weak and should be replaced. So, I called the HP tech help and to my surprise the tech guy
whom I talked to didn't know that the pc had a clock on the motherboard!!!! Amazing.
I need to know if anyone out there happens to know which battery model the a300n would accept. I checked the HP site and other internet
sites without any luck.
03-20-2009 08:57 AM
Your motherboard specification:
Almost all ATX motherboards use CR2032, but the battery is very easy to remove. Turn off the PC, move it away from a carpeted area and ground yoursef (touch the faucet in a sink), remove the side panel, take the battery out, look at it, take it to your local department store watch or electronics department and buy a new one.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.