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Cmos battery I need to replace the cmos battery on a toshiba satellite a200 but i don't where it is located. any advice would be greatly appreciated

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    where is the cmos battery located on a toshiba sattelite

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Hi ,, the battery is located on the main board.(I think you know this) eighter under the keyboard or in the back. You will need to open it up, First take the hinges off by prying it up(the piece that connects the screen to the computer) You will then find the screws that holds the keyboard in place. Take these out as well. Now if you dont see your battery, Turn the laptop over, remove the rom, hd, and rams, (there are a few screws holding them in place then slide them out). now remove all other screws and lift the back cover off there is your mainboard and the battery sould be there.

Here is a Disassembly guide complete with pictures. It describes step by step how to take apart the laptop safely and then follow the instructions backward to reassemble it. This is where i brought my manual from
Click HERE

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