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CMOS battery How do I get to the CMOS battery in a Sony Vaio PCG-885L?

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  • mark_gilmore Dec 16, 2008

    hmmmm - how does the keyboard come off?

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The cmos battery is under the palm rest of the viao....requires you to take off the keyboard and undo 2 screws holding the palmrest on....slide the palmrest off....battery is plugged into the touchpad circuit board

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

  • Mark Robinson Dec 16, 2008

    one of the screws near the middle of the uderside of the unit has a K next to it....unscrew this screw and keyboard should be free..apart from the motherboard connector...which you unplug

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CMOS battery Sony Vaio PCG-4G1L


Instructions
    • 1 Open the Vaio screen until you can easily access the keyboard.
    • 2 Locate the plastic bar that borders the top of the keyboard. Insert the flat head screwdriver at one end of the bar and gently pry it up until you can grip the edge with your fingers.
    • 3 Pry the other side of the bar up with the screwdriver and pull out the entire bar, being careful to mind the ribbon cord that connects the keyboard to the computer.
    • 4 Remove the two screws on either side of the keyboard that secure it to the computer. Slide the keyboard up and place it to the side.
    • 5 Remove the four screws on the exposed metal plate that covers the motherboard and remove it. You should now see the CMOS battery in the bottom-right-hand corner of the motherboard.
    • 6 Remove the battery by gently pulling it up and off the motherboard. Replace it with the same model battery (available at any computer store or online). Reassemble the computer the same way you took it apart.

Jan 12, 2014 | Sony VAIO FX150K Notebook

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I want to clear CMOS


The CMOS is a block of static RAM that will lose its data if power is removed.
most newer laptops are using a small block of Flash RAM (perhaps a block of addresses within the Flash BIOS chip itself) or other type of EEPROM chip to store the password.

No amount of removing batteries and pressing power buttons will change it


http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=PCG-3E2L

you might get some more information from the manual

hope this helps

Jul 24, 2012 | Sony VAIO Notebook

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HAVE TRIED CHANGE THE CMOS BATTEWHAT CAN I DO NXTRY TO REMOVE BIOS PASSWORD BUT IT COUDNT WORK,?


Sony Vaio PCG and some Vaio VGN Series use the last 7 digits of the laptop serial number to calculate the bios master password. The serial number for a Sony Vaio is often located on the bottom of the laptop on a white sticker. The serial number may also be found by removing the battery and checking in the battery compartment. The link to unlockbiosrecovery.com below works on the following models:
PCG-C, PCG-F, PCG-GR, PCG-GRS, PCG-GRT, PCG-GRV, PCG-GRX, PCG-GRZ, PCG-N, PCG-NV205, PCG-QR, PCG-R, PCG-SR, PCG-SRX, PCG-TR, PCG-V, PCG-VX, PCG-X, PCG-Z, VGN-B, VGN-FS, VGN-S, VGN-T, VGN-TX1, VGN-X
I use http://www.unlockbiosrecovery.com/Unlock_Sony_Bios.php
For $20 they use the last 7 digits of the laptop serial number to calculate the bios master password and then email it to you in an hour. They guarantee it to work and you can call them if you have a question.

Sep 10, 2011 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS640W Notebook

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How do you reset the CMOS of the Sony PCG-7142L without removing the CMOS battery or disassembling the unit?


To reset the cmos, enter the bios menu and select "Default Settings", press F10 and exit.

Mar 08, 2011 | Sony VAIO Laptop

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How to reset bios password on sony vaio laptop?


Hello,
Please open you vaio laptop from bellow instruction link.
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/how-take-apart-sony-vaio-vgn-sz-series-laptop/

Follow step 14
You can manege the idea about CMOS battery.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-sony-vaio-vgn-bx-series-laptop/

Follow step 11

But this is your actual model
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/?s=PCG-K33+PC+Notebook
Just remove the Cmos battery And wit 2 minutes again fit the battery .Your password will be soon reset.

Hope it will help you.

Dec 26, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCG-K33 Notebook

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Sony vaio pcg-272l all in one with catv connection bios screen password can't get pass it is there a soloution


To reset the BIOS read the information from this link.

In case of your laptop the easiest method would be using software from Hiren's Boot CD as it's pretty hard to open it up and reach for the CMOS battery or the jumper.

Dec 22, 2010 | Sony VAIO PCG-K33P Notebook

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Cmos battery


open the case at back of your notebook you will see the motherboard, look for the battery just a size of a coin, thats the cmos battery and replace it with a new one.

Nov 08, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCG-K23 Notebook

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Can anyone tell me where the cmos battery is on a Sony Vaio PCG-7


at the back there would a white strip containing some info. it would be sticked on battery . there would be 2 buttons. first slide lock and then slide release and its done

Oct 30, 2009 | Sony VAIO FX150K Notebook

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How to replace cmos batter for sony pcg-tr3a


I replaced on on a old vaio. It was button battery under th e keyboard. have to be careful not to break the battery holder because the plastic drys out, suggest drop of oil.

Oct 11, 2009 | Sony PCG-TR3A Notebook

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