Introduction

The CMOS battery maintains the time, date, hard disk and other configuration settings in the CMOS memory. When your CMOS battery dies, your system settings will be lost.

Parts

No parts required.

With the computer standing upright, firmly pull on the tab at the back of the computer.
  • With the computer standing upright, firmly pull on the tab at the back of the computer.

  • When the side panel pops free, gently pull the panel away from the computer.

  • If you have trouble freeing the side panel from the case, you may need to pull the tab a bit harder.

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Insert a tool beside the battery and gently pry the battery out.
  • Insert a tool beside the battery and gently pry the battery out.

  • Using a screwdriver to pry open anything can harm your device. Instead, use a spudger or a plastic opening tool.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Make sure you place the battery with the flat (positive) side facing up.

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Thank you for this. It gave me the courage to do the job, and told me how. I'm very, very grateful.

Richard Samuel - Reply

Shouldn't the battery be listed in the parts? Squinting at the photo, it seems to be a CR2032?

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