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Gateway cx2610 laptop hd password protected cant locate cmos battery

Started using my old laptop while mine is used for our business and I cant remember the password for the HD

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it is in back sdie of alptop.
You have to remove 4 screw on each side of square.
then you find motherbord chipset.
cmos cell is fixed on motherbord circuit.

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