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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎03-14-2009
Message 1 of 4 (2,606 Views)

Need CMOS battery help

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.




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Member Since: ‎12-09-2008
Message 2 of 4 (2,598 Views)

Re: Need CMOS battery help

You can purchase the battery almost anywhere. You need the CR2032 model/battery number.
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Member Since: ‎03-20-2009
Message 3 of 4 (2,549 Views)

Re: Need CMOS battery help

I am trying to find the battery model for an hp a510n



Distinguished Professor
Posts: 2,580
Member Since: ‎11-17-2008
Message 4 of 4 (2,543 Views)

Re: Need CMOS battery help

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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.




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