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I have an old Compaq 12xl300 Laptop. How do I change the CMOS battery and the hard drive? I have lots of experience in in desktop computer, but not laptops. I am certified A+, NET+ MCSE , and CAlif electronic tech.
As a general rule of thumb , the CMOS battery can be found underneath the keyboard. The keyboard can generally be removed by inserting a screwdriver into the thing gap at each side at the top and then gently lifting the meyboard up. Be careful with the cables connecting the keyboard to the motherboard though!
I cannot find a removal guide for the hard drive. However , look for a slot or cover on the side of the laptop , similar in size to your cd drive. Then turn the laptop up side down and unscrew one of the screws thats somewhere near the slot or cover , remove the cover and slide the drive out, If you can get the cover off but not get the drive to slide out , try unscrewing another screw as most laptops have a few screws holding the cover on and another to release the drive.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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