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That's why I wrote "Supposedly", just because there is a standard doesn't mean people are following it.
And to complicate things further there are more than one standard, the original EIAJ standard actually specifies the outer barrel as positive and the inner pin negative, while the later IEC standard doesn't specify polarity as far as I know.
Apart of getting a new computer... what would you do in that case?
Get a new computer ANYWAY!
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That article states that "Sometimes leaving the computer can re-charge the battery". I never thought those batteries where meant to be recharged, or that mainboards are equipped with the circuitry required for recharging. Am I wrong about that?
The picture shows a lithium cell. Modern rechargable batteries are based on lithium. That doesn't imply that all lithium cells are made for recharging, and charging a lithium cell takes more than applying 3V to it (at least to do it safely). Before lithium became the standard, most or all button cells couldn't be recharged at all. Still, they lasted for at least a couple of years before needing replacement.
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