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does a cmos battery have to be replaced often?

#1KillerzOverHerePosted 9/7/2013 3:45:02 PM
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/7/2013 3:46:19 PM
I've known people who use the same computer for 5 years and don't even know what a CMOS battery is. So no, unless there's a problem with it you won't have to replace it often.
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#3DV8ingSourcesPosted 9/7/2013 3:48:05 PM
Its a watch battery... Will likely last just as long as a plain jane watch without all the lighting and doodads. So 5-8 years pretty easy. I have never had to change one on my own machines.
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#4FaPaThYPosted 9/7/2013 3:49:08 PM
No. unless it's defective, it'll last years. Mine's lasted like 7+ yrs so far. Only neeed to replace it if your BIOS settings aren't saving and/or your time/date isn't staying accurate.
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 9/7/2013 3:49:47 PM
No. And you'll know when to replace it because the bios settings will reset to default everything you boot.
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#6R i c kPosted 9/7/2013 3:50:58 PM
I've never had to replace one ever. As said above, you'll know you need to replace it if the BIOS settings and clock reset when you remove power from the computer.
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#7LordSeiferPosted 9/7/2013 4:09:21 PM
a computer for 5 years? :O thats madness, computers dont last that long
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#8Fade2black001Posted 9/7/2013 4:34:27 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Its a watch battery... Will likely last just as long as a plain jane watch without all the lighting and doodads. So 5-8 years pretty easy. I have never had to change one on my own machines.


Show me a watch that uses a battery that size....
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#9DV8ingSourcesPosted 9/7/2013 4:39:04 PM
Fade2black001 posted...

Show me a watch that uses a battery that size....

http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2009/Home/January/Week2/RDMHomeJan1709.htm
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#10Fade2black001Posted 9/7/2013 4:46:17 PM
DV8ingSources posted...
Fade2black001 posted...

Show me a watch that uses a battery that size....

http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2009/Home/January/Week2/RDMHomeJan1709.htm


I'll be damned... I think my battery might be bigger... Doubt it though as that makes no sense. I was thinking that the size of the battery will be as big if not bigger than most watch faces itself but that's a complex watch there. Must be pretty pricy.
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