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How to replace mo on acer 342T.. cannot open motherboard out of

I am trying to replace CMOS battery on travelmate 342t. I cannot get the motherboard out of the case. Unscrewed everything from something on the left front side is holding it up .


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If you go to this site you can get step by step instructions on how to take it apart.Hope it helps.

http://htcwizardweb.net/node/2584

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Replace cmos battery


Hi, you can follow this steps: Just Go to Pag. 67, or you could just use this Time Sync Tool, you are only interested on have the time and date correct every time you use your computer.

Oct 16, 2013 | Acer TravelMate 330T PC Notebook

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BIOS


Step 1:
This might not be your laptop it might give you a guide into the cmos battery
The CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) battery saves basic settings on your computer. If the date and time function on your Acer notebook isn't working, chances are your CMOS battery needs to be replaced. Separate from your laptop's main battery, the CMOS battery is about the and shape of a coin and is located inside of your computer. Changing the battery yourself isn't the simplest task that relates to your Acer, but it isn't terribly difficult either. Here's how.

Open the notebook screen until you can easily access the keyboard. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Acer TravelMate 6592G Keyboard Replacement Guide http://tomkaminski.com/acer-travelmate-6592g-keyboard-replacement-guide
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/taking-apart-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/

Apr 01, 2013 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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How do I replace the cmos battery


http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

Drop down to the 'paragraph' that starts with - Travelmate 200.
(200 in Blue)
Go down to the 7th line (5730 in Blue), scroll across, and click on -
6493 in Blue.

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (6493) it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.
The file is downloading in the background.

The CMOS Battery, or also known as the RTC Battery, (Real Time Clock), is on the BOTTOM of the motherboard.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-acer-TravelMate-6492-6492G-notebook-motherboard-MBTLN0B001-Tested-ree-Shipping/555541838.html

Scroll down a little to the two Large views of the motherboard;
1) The first view shown is the Bottom side of the motherboard.
Has the blue -
For Acer Travelmate 6942 6942G notebook motherboard MBTLN0B001 and tested+ree, above it.

Yes. TravelMate 6492, not TravelMate 6493. The RTC Battery is still in the same place.

Above the pink processor socket......see the Yellow round object?
It actually has wires coming from it, that end in a small white connector.
Not the same color, not the same series, but gives you a better look at this type of RTC Battery setup,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACER-TRAVELMATE-6292-SERIES-6292-812G25Mn-CMOS-BIOS-BATTERY-/230795196555?pt=UK_Computing_Other_Computing_Networking&hash=item35bc77388b

There is a little round watch type battery in that Yellow, and that Black plastic 'bag'.

Losing date, and time? Replace CMOS/RTC Battery.
Need to reset, or wipe out a BIOS password, or HDD password?
(HarDDrive)
Not THAT way.

Go to Page 53. (Adobe Reader page number box at top)

Page 168 - Bottom View of motherboard - Number 13 in the chart -
CLRP2 - CMOS clear
(Clear CMOS jumper)

Instructions on Page 169

The Service Manual doesn't show the location of the CMOS battery.
DOES state it in Troubleshooting / Random Loss of BIOS Settings Page 148 at the Bottom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2XH_LBMc-g&feature=related

Just an average laptop disassembly video I found. Skip to 3:40 or so to start.
You SHOULD wear an ESD wrist strap, and have it's aligator clip attached to a good ground source.
He is AT least working on a wood table top.

Perhaps some of these Acer pictorial guides will also help,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/category/1-acer-laptops/

Could I be wrong about the CMOS Battery location?

Moi?

Yes.

Look down in the Battery Compartment for the CMOS Battery, or in a small hidden panel down in the Battery Compartment.
Also look on the top of the motherboard, once the Palm Rest Cover (Top Cover) is removed.


For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 31, 2012 | Acer TravelMate 6493-6495 Notebook

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Screen is full bright only light data not showing but if i conect monitor on vga port it works


Hello there,
The problem which you are facing, there is only one resolution you need to get the screen replaced of the laptop. That is the only resolution to it.
Happy Computing.

Thanks

Mar 25, 2011 | Acer TravelMate 342T Notebook

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How to Disable Acer Travelmate 240 BIOS Password?


Hi,

To disable the bios password on your laptop, you will need to remove the cmos battery on your laptop for some minutes and insert back, the cmos battery is located on the motherboard of your laptop, once the cmos battery is removed from the motherboard for some minutes, the bios password will be reset, and the bios password will be disable.

Take care.

Nov 19, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 240 Notebook

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How to go the bios setup travelmate 342t acer


F2 - BIOS Menu and change Boot order to CD - 1st Boot Device

Jan 16, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 342T Notebook

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Acer travelmate 342t CMOS Battery bad, How do I


it is inside,on the motherboard,it is a watch type battery or a vinyl coated battery pack that plugs in the board,if it is the watch battery type,be carefull removing it.the holder can break off the motherboard very easy,might be able to get to it by removing the plastic piece above the keyboard that surrounds the power button,otherwise dissassembly will be necessary

Oct 05, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 342T Notebook

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Booting of CD Rom



If Your Travelmate comes with Preloaded operating system.You must have operating system Cd. If it is not u r not having operating system CD. may u r trying using driver and documentation cd.It is not a bootable operating CD.
2.if u r using right cd then go to bios setting select option cd as first bootable device.

if it solves u r problem

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Jun 25, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 342T Notebook

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Password bloked in my laptop


Unplug AC power. Remove the battery. If there is a CMOS battery (a rarity for laptops now), remove that as well. Press and hold the power button for at least 10 seconds. Replace batteries. Reconnect AC power. Turn on machine. CMOS should be reset to defaults.

Apr 05, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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