Introduction

This guide will show you how to locate and remove the RTC (CMOS) battery from the laptop. Please note: Removal of this battery will not clear a BIOS password on the HP Elitebook 6930P and some HP Business Class notebooks.

Image 1/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop Image 2/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop Image 3/3: Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop
  • Flip laptop over and locate the battery release button

  • Push release button to the left to release battery and gently pull battery from the laptop

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Image 1/3: Turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up and locate the 4 retention tabs along the back edge of the keyboard Image 2/3: Slide the retention clips toward the keyboard to release the keyboard Image 3/3: Slide the retention clips toward the keyboard to release the keyboard
  • Loosen the three Phillips 2.5×9.0 captive screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop

  • Turn the laptop so the keyboard is facing up and locate the 4 retention tabs along the back edge of the keyboard

  • Slide the retention clips toward the keyboard to release the keyboard

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Image 1/3: Pull  the keyboard slightly towards the display to disengage  the tabs along the front of the keyboard from the laptop palm rest. Image 2/3: Lift the keyboard up to reveal the ribbon connectors Image 3/3: Lift the keyboard up to reveal the ribbon connectors
  • Use a plastic pry tool to lift the rear edge of the keyboard.

  • Pull the keyboard slightly towards the display to disengage the tabs along the front of the keyboard from the laptop palm rest.

  • Lift the keyboard up to reveal the ribbon connectors

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Image 1/3: Release the smaller ribbon cable by lifting up the white retainer Image 2/3: I found it easier to reinstall both cables with the new keyboard resting on the back edge Image 3/3: I found it easier to reinstall both cables with the new keyboard resting on the back edge
  • Release the larger ribbon cable by flipping the brown retainer up so it is parallel with the ribbon cable

  • Release the smaller ribbon cable by lifting up the white retainer

  • I found it easier to reinstall both cables with the new keyboard resting on the back edge

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Image 1/2: If the battery wires are running underneath the WLAN module you will have to remove it first.  In my case it was necessary to [guide|14810|remove the WLAN module.] Image 2/2: Disconnect the battery from the connector
  • Locate the the battery

  • If the battery wires are running underneath the WLAN module you will have to remove it first. In my case it was necessary to remove the WLAN module.

  • Disconnect the battery from the connector

  • Removal of this battery will not clear a BIOS password on the HP Elitebook 6930P and some other Business Class notebooks.

  • Gently un-clip the battery from the plastic housing to completely remove it from the laptop

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Conclusion

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

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This did not work for me. I left the CMOS battery disconnected for a day.

You need to contact HP to get this resolved.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Op...

Wm Brian Savacool - Reply

This didn't work for me

Depinder Bharti - Reply

I can't even boot

Hugo Escobar - Reply

cool i like the explanation

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