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How do I replace battery?

I am looking at the battery but it does not just pop out. Help

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  • georgenac Nov 29, 2008

    Thanks Greg but this battery is in a clip and looks like it can be popped out. I just don't want to put too much pressure on it . How do I release the clip to remove battery? It is about the size of a nickel. ghc

  • georgenac Nov 29, 2008

    Gregg, the good news is that you were right and it did pop out! The bad news is that my idea of it being related to the battery was wrong. I still get the "In power save mode, touch any key or mouse to continue" message. But when I do, nothing is like my computer is in a coma. ghc

  • georgenac Nov 29, 2008

    Gregg, Therein lies the problem...I can't get to anything to do anything. I have a black screen with the power save message on it. That's why I said it is in a coma. ghc

  • georgenac Nov 29, 2008

    Just bought it yesterday from local hospital. They clean them up and sell them to the public each year when they get new computers. I have 7 days to return for money back. I have not been able to get it out of the power save mode. When I touch the buttons on the screen, ie, brightness, that message comes up and then goes off. Nothing happens when I touch the keys or the mouse. I have a disc drive and a dvd. Haven't had it up and running to see what I have. Specs say:Pent 4, 40 gig hd etc.I really do appreciate the help. ghc

  • georgenac Nov 30, 2008


    Thanks so much for your interest in helping. I think I am giving up for the evening. I just hope my deal isn't a dud. I think I will call the hospital on Monday and talk with the man who cleared it for sale. His name came with the computer.

    You are so kind to have helped and I do mean that sincerely. Blessings to you and those you love. If it's okay, I'll let you know how we make it better. ghc


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The cmos battery? If so then you need to use soldering gun to take out and replace it with.

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    Greg Wilkins Nov 29, 2008

    That little piece on top of the battery is sping loaded just push it to the side till it releases the battery. Its not that fragile . I was just concerned some of them is soldered in that's all
    God Bless Greg

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins Nov 29, 2008

    Well if you don't mind shutting it off the next best option is go to display properties and go to screen saver and click on power and shut off your power saving mode or hibernation. I know shutting it off is a lot of time spent but it beats the coma thing. Hope that works for you

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins Nov 29, 2008

    Tell me more about your computer. Do you mean the message stays on there even after restart?
    Have you got a A:/ drive on it?

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins Nov 29, 2008

    well if you have a floppy disk drive i thought we might try to get in the doss way if we can. If you can get a win98 startup disk you at least got some options and you would even be able to download windows all over again. maybe that would straighten it up.


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