The CMOS battery "cover" has the following printed on it:Either the service manual or the part itself should have an OEM part number. Google the part number and you’ll find plenty of vendors carrying OEM and generic replacements like Notebookparts and Batteries N Accessories. A lot of times I’ve just matched the size of the cheapest one I’ve found from any OEM, they tend to all share the same 2 pin socket. Most of the time it’s just a 3v 2032 in a heat shrink with a sticky adhesive.
oh sorry, lol, got my lappy's mixed up.It's a Dell, not an HP. And I already checked the Dell site.
It's Dell Canada for me. And it's around 14 years old.
I checked eBay and got at least one result. Better than nothing.14 years, yikes. I dunno if you'll have too much luck, but give ole google a try..... "dell vostro 1400 cmos battery". I saw some out there but YMMV
This pretty much almost confirms to me that its going to be a CR2032 with 2 wires soldered to each side... so a DIY solution is most likely your best route.The CMOS battery "cover" has the following printed on it:
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Seems like the "NR433" is the part number. I'm not sure what the "L" means after the standards CMOS battery type, though.
Would electrical tape and shrinkwrap (PVC?) really be enough to make a reliable connection (no soldering)? If so, I'll try this.I would just verify if the battery if its dead that its not a coin battery with 2 wires taped to each side and heat shrink'd.
Basically im asking that you cut the plastic off gently and see whats inside.
If it is, your probably better off DIYing it, as its probably just that.
I am guessing its a CR2032 or CR2025 with 2 leads soldered on each side, and then thermally shrink wraped.
Which you can easily DIY using electrical tape, and then thermal shrink wrap.
This pretty much almost confirms to me that its going to be a CR2032 with 2 wires soldered to each side... so a DIY solution is most likely your best route.