Question about Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet
Can somebody please tell me where the coin cell is located on the motherboard. I have to reset the CMOS because the BIOS is corrupted.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I found where the cmos battery is located. By the Toshiba tech support website , it's next to the PCMCIA Slot, just behind it. To get to it, Take off LCD, keyboard, top palmrest, hard drive, battery, memory, top power cover,switch board, modem, network. and some others. Too many to describe here. Items to remove not in order.
I Have the service manual downloaded already.
Let me Know
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
On Toshiba laptops you hit the ESC key as soon as you turn it on & then you
are given the option to hit the F1 key to enter bios.
As to the cmos battery, they couldn't have hidden it better if it was the Queen's diamond!
It is near the bottom of the laptop on the right side, almost directly beneath the pause/break key.
Problem is, you have to disassemble the entire laptop to get at it!
Disassembly instructions for the Satellite A10 are here
Best of luck
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
On the Toshiba Satellite L25 S1217 Laptop, the battery is indeed to the left of the wifi card. I was having a problem with a bios password and had spent a considerable amount of time looking. However Instead of taking the whole laptop apart, I removed the wireless card and used a precision flathead to maneuver the connector out of it's socket. after a few seconds I booted the laptop, with the battery still disconnected , and no password prompt! using the same screw driver, I was able to get the connector back into it's socket, and put the wireless card back in. it runs fine now. the trick is to only pull the connector out only enough so that it's not making the connection, if you pull it too far you will have a tougher time guiding it back into the socket. I hope this helps a lot of people with the same problem.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
SOURCE: Dell C610 battery cmos/bios
The removal and replacement instructions can be found in the dell service documents available at support.dell.com. You can look it up by service tag or model number. But in short, the procedures are. 1. Remove the hard drive, then remove the keyboard. The keyboard is removed by removing the 5 screws on the bottom of the laptop marked with a "K" beside them. Then the keyboard can be removed. be careful not to tear the ribbon cable, and you do not have to remove the ribbon cable. The battery will be in the center of the opening, it will have a white plug that plugs into the keyboard. Contrary to Ayyasam's recomendations above, it is not necessary to remove "all" the screws on the bottom, nor is it necessary to remove the bottom of the laptop. It should be a 5 minute project. Again for any Dell item, the factory repair manuals are available online, and have exact instructions including pictures and diagrams.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
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