I am having great troubles fixing my laptop.
I just got it a little while ago and replaced the hard drive in it with one from my old laptop. After I did that, I had a few driver problems and was working on fixing them.
When fixing one of the drivers on my computer I tried to reset the CMOS memory(I shouldn't have needed to do that I know, but at the time I thought it could have possibly fixed one of my driver conflicts), so I took out the battery and put it back in.
Big mistake, because when I took it out, I accidently broke off this flimsy plastic covering that helped it stay in securely.
So what I did to get it back in was use a little paper for spacers and scotch tape to secure it in so it would not pop out.
It fits snuggly now, but the CMOS battery still will not work.
I measured the voltage across the terminals and got 3V when I measured it. Even though I'm getting voltage, I'm still not getting my computers time settings to stay the same when I reboot, so there is still a problem with the cmos.
Is there anybody here that can help me diagnose this?
Would really like to know what I need to do to fix it! I hope its repairable...
My Laptop: Acer Aspire 5742
My OS: Windows 7 64 bit