Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

711 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30

Topic # 217760 11-Jul-2017 13:02
Send private message

Anyone know the specs for Gigabyte GA M56-S motherboard battery please?


There's nothing on the manual, but it may be a CR2032 3v lithium. I can't confirm that.


Their worse that useless website just says Replace the battery with an equivalent one. Danger of explosion if the battery is replaced with
an incorrect model.


Then they want you run through hoops before you get to ask a simple question.  Grrrr....



Create new topic
387 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 183

  Reply # 1819551 11-Jul-2017 13:11
Send private message

Take a photo or pull it out and find one in the store of identical thickness and replace it how the existing one is installed.


It's the polarity you have to ensure you get correct.


Size/thickness not such a problem. Replace like for like by reproducing size.


2025 vs 2032 vs 2016 is generally around capacity and thickness. 






Source: replaced my own batteries a few times.


4971 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1033

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1819552 11-Jul-2017 13:17
Send private message

I take it the computer isn't with you to check? Looks likely to be a CR2032 (near the bottom of the FAQ)

Keep calm, and carry on posting.




Click to see full size Click to see full size

21121 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4208


  Reply # 1819556 11-Jul-2017 13:32
Send private message

I have only ever had 2032s on motherboards, the thinner ones 2025 expecially seem to be common in card sized remote controls.


711 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30

  Reply # 1819566 11-Jul-2017 13:45
Send private message

Thanks, will try a 2032.

3343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1089


  Reply # 1819569 11-Jul-2017 13:48
Send private message

2016 / 2025 / 2032 are all equivalent except for thickness, and by virtue, capacity.  Interchangeable in a lot of cases if they physically fit.

21121 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4208


  Reply # 1819571 11-Jul-2017 13:53
Send private message

2016 will fall out of the holders, and you dont really want a battery rattling around inside a PC case.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21

Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54

Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12

New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17

Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.