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Can't find a new CMOS battery for my Toshiba.

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December 10, 2013 5:13:40 AM

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500D 174 and I've been looking for a new CMOS battery for this specific model but I wasn't able to find one.
It is a 3V battery and it looks similar to this one.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-CMOS-RTC-Battery-ML1220-f...
a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2013 6:54:03 AM

So your saying your cmos has them wires soldered to it?
December 10, 2013 9:40:56 AM

ldewitt said:
So your saying your cmos has them wires soldered to it?

Yes, I was unlucky enough to buy one of the few laptops that have the battery soldered to the mobo.

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a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2013 9:47:36 AM

Well i'm not quite sure on how to replace them :-O, we'll wait and see if someone else knows of any solution. Yes very unlucky to have cmos soldered to the motherboard.
December 10, 2013 10:26:02 AM

ldewitt said:
Well i'm not quite sure on how to replace them :-O, we'll wait and see if someone else knows of any solution. Yes very unlucky to have cmos soldered to the motherboard.

I have already bought a cheap tin welder and removed the old battery, now the problem is to find a new one.

a b V Motherboard
December 10, 2013 10:31:59 AM

All the battery's are the same so if you want to solder wires to it it should work but all cmos battery's are 2032. Hope that helps.
December 11, 2013 6:49:11 AM

ldewitt said:
All the battery's are the same so if you want to solder wires to it it should work but all cmos battery's are 2032. Hope that helps.

Today I bought a battery with the same size and voltage from walmart then I attached a copper wire on both sides and I soldered it to the mobo but the PC still won't boot.
It wasn't a 2032 because a 2032 would be too big.
a b V Motherboard
December 11, 2013 7:54:02 AM

It doesn't match the size of your other cmos battery? I thought cmos batterys were all the same size. Maybe try a 2025. All cmos batteries i've came across are 2032.
December 11, 2013 2:07:54 PM

ldewitt said:
It doesn't match the size of your other cmos battery? I thought cmos batterys were all the same size. Maybe try a 2025. All cmos batteries i've came across are 2032.

I used one of the same size and voltage and it didn't work.

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