My computer clock keeps running slow and I've been told I need to replace the battery in my Motherboard. The current one is 5 years old. My partner used to build computers so I am familiar with some aspects of computer innerds, like how "dangerous" it is to mess with the Motherboard, and how static can create havoc.
I found instructions online that explains how to change the battery. It's very straight forward and I don't foresee any problems unless I have to move peripherals or something to get to the battery.
My question is...
Apart from the static charge zapping my motherboard, putting the battery in upside down or bumping something that shouldn't be bumped, does anyone foresee any reason why I shouldn't try to change this measly $4 battery myself?
BTW, I do have one of those static wrist gizmos but I don't know where to clip it. Will any metal surface do? Or does the surface have to be grounded? I found a strap my partner used but it has a plug rather than a clip. I'm assuming the plug (like those little plugs that plug speakers into your stereo) is meant to be plugged into the back of the computer in any one of those holes that usually take your speaker plug, for example. Is this right?
Oh. And yes, I know I have to disconnect the computer before I begin.