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Power up password

I have tried to start in safe mode but it won't do that even. Where do I find the cmos battery and how does it come out? I have looked in every cavity on my laptop but may have just overlooked it not knowing what it looks like. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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The cmos battery on the M700 is situated under the cover for the modem, and has a short cable attached with a connector on the end. Turn the machine upside-down, locate the small rectangular cover, remove the fixing screw, unplug the cable and pull out the battery.

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It could be under the keyboard or under the hard disc drive, there may be peice if tape over it to secure it. it looks like a large flat 3v watch battery.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007

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Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased
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Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased
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Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

Press ENTER. Shortly, the welcome screen should show.
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Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself.

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Select the Safe Mode option using the up and down arrow keys, then press the ENTER key. Choose "Windows XP Home/Professional", depending on the version of the operating system.

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