Introduction

Replace the Dead Battery on the Motherboard

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.
    • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

    • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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  2. Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.
    • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

    • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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    • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

    • Lift panel case off computer.

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    • Unplug the blue cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard.

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    • Unplug the power supply, distinguished by its red and yellow wires (yellow wire obscured from view).

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    • Squeeze the release tabs on either side of the hard drive.

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    • Slide the Hard Drive out while squeezing the tabs.

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    • Under the hard drive, there is a circular, silver battery connected to the motherboard.

    • Use a spudger to gently pry the battery from the motherboard.

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    • Lift the battery out of the motherboard.

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    • Upon replacement, simply push the battery into the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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that particular battery holder looked hard to get out- no pop out lever, thought i’d break it gouging it out!

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