What is the function of the CMOS battery?

Answer Just as a watch battery keeps time ticking, the CMOS battery helps preserve the computer's calendar and hardware settings when the computer is turned off. CMOS batteries tend to last for four to se... Read More »

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What type of battery is a CMOS battery?

A CMOS battery is a small button-style battery located on a computer's main circuit board. It runs the clock and important start-up memory while the computer's power is off. Most CMOS batteries are... Read More »

What is a cmos battery?

Your CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) battery keeps your computer running as normal. During shutdown, the CMOS battery maintains the information the computer needs to boot up when you... Read More »

Do some laptops not come with a CMOS battery?

All new laptop computers come with a CMOS battery. A CMOS battery is required to supply power to the CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) chip when the laptop is powered off. The CMOS chi... Read More »

Where is the CMOS battery in an HP Omnibook xe3?

To find the CMOS battery on the motherboard of a Hewlitt Packard OmniBook xe3, orient the motherboard face up, with the cut-out portion down and to the right, so that the processor is to the right.... Read More »