ejn63 Yes you answered my question about the coin cell battery slot. As my husband and I have taken apart many of our laptops and repaired some parts, we have no idea where to look for the coin cell battery slot replacement part. Can you help us out with that?
I'll assume it's the one that came off the board when you attempted to replace the battery. If so, and it's not salvageable, you'll likely need to find someone selling a board with the same socket on it as otherwise dead -- and remove and salvage the socket from the dead board.
This is not a part you're going to be able to buy separately from a mainboard.