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Jul 11 2013
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Battery On Motherboard.

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Hello. I'am looking at a round battery on my Playstation3 motherboard, when you remove the disk drive. Does anyone know what it's for.Man Indifferent

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I'm pretty sure you shouldn't do that.
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The same as any motherboard for computers. It saves date, time and settings so if power goes out or you unplug your PS3 the system doesn't lose those settings next time you plug it in.
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That would be the BIOS

Removing it would most assuredly Brick your console. 

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I would also assume it's the same as the CMOS (not to be confused with BIOS) battery for a PC, which does everything deaofly mentioned.  I doubt it would brick your console, were you to remove it, but it would probably reset some basic settings.

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Ok thanks for the info.Man Happy

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It is a coin battery, It's for the CMOS. It provides power to store system information, date, and time when to console is off or unplugged. 

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