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I can't find the cmos battery in my Acer TravelMate 512DX

When I start the laptop I get the message "Bad CMOS battery" so therefore I need to locate the batery and replace it.

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  • bengt_sjogre Jan 19, 2009

    Thanks a lot. I would like help on how to remove the keyboard.

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    n't find the cmos battery in my Acer TravelMate 512DX" problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.


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You have got an older model, try this:

follow the instructions:



you will need:
a slim x-screw-driver
a sharp knife with a slim blade and
a cup or else for the screws, don't loose them!
a new c-mos bios battery model: CR-1220 (exchange it while your in there!)


you find c-mos battery and hdd under the keyboard!

- turn off the power, remove accu and charger cable, for static electricity is friendly fire
to your laptop now !

- open your screen to max. fold (angle of 180 degrees)

- look for removable plastic part near to left holder of screen
- carefully remove it
- also remove plastic panel right to it in the section between display holders
metal should be visible now
- carefully! remove keyboard, starting at the left side, continuing topside
as you won't be able to fully remove it, simply turn it over
- unscrew any screws holding the metal plate, remove it
- now you see: left the CPU plus cooler, top right middle the hdd still in an adapter attached
to the mainboard, at it's lower right the C-MOS battery (g
- turn loos these screws
- carefully remove the frame/adaptor holding the hdd
- unscrew again the adaptor
- seperate hd fram adaptor

... and gotcha!

be careful to get a proper notebook hd (samsung or such)
exchange CMOS-battery by chance
reattach new hd to frame, again carefully!

to reassamble: rewind the procedures
put everything back in place

replug, pray and turn on the lappie.


wish you luck.....

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for all of the information. The keyboard was destroyd during the removal process so we bought a new one instead."

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Sometimes it can be seen accessed thru the memory expansion door on the bottom of the PC.
Otherwise, access may be good through the case under the keypad.
Here is a pic of what you are looking for.
I can't find the cmos battery in my Acer TravelMat - 1ce12af.jpg
If you require help on removing the keyboard, just ask.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Jan 19, 2009


    This may also help.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Jan 19, 2009

    Here is the 1st pic that didnt show up - resized.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 Jan 19, 2009

    along the top of the keyboard is a trim piece.

    Pry it off carefully, and it will reveal the mounting screws for the keyboard.


    Remove the screws, and lift the keyboard out strating with the edge closest the screen.

    Your battery will be located on a set of wires (like the pic) - not hard mounted like on a normal PC motherboard.

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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

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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.

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How do I do to find and replace the battery with a new one? Problem: CMOS battery bad. Real Time Clock Error. Best wishes Bengt Olson Sweden bengt.olson@telia.com


The CMOS battery will be beneath the keyboard and is usually a button cell, (2032 or 2025 size) 3 volts. Just north of the touch pad possition.

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open the top key board then under this key board you located the cmos battery and jumper settings..good luck

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Hello,
You will have to turn it upside down and start removing compartments untill you find it. (As you did not give me the model of the computer I can't tell you exactly where it is)
The CMOS battery is located on the motherboard and it looks like a large watch battery.

Details on changing it is here: http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/2004/w1510/32w10/32w10.asp&articleid=24031

Have a great Day!

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