Question about Averatec 3200 Notebook
Date/time needs reset every time I boot up. I've replaced/have a good main battery. I need to replace an obviously dead time-keeper battery but cannot open the case. All screws are out, including the one under the warranty tape. I've taken out HD and everything that's screwed into back of case to find remaining screws or something. No more screws I can see.
The front half of the case pries up a half inch but the back half is still caught by hidden catch or screws or something.
What's the trick to get in?
U have removed all the screws at the bottom,right.then remove the lower case and there will be the circuit board at the four corners u will be having four small screws and one at the center,once u have removed u can replace the dead time-keeper
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Honestly if you can manually put in the time and date of the things you do on this computer i would not sweat it, I am not sure what you are using this computer for but i know that tearing into a laptop can be tricky and they usually don't go back the same as they did when you pulled it apart. im not sure what is important about the time and date? a watch can do the same and if you need it added into a text document you can do it manually.. no warranty i wouldnt go further just deal with a wrong date versus messing up the whole thing for a battery.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
any specific areas you wish to access or did you want to just take it
completely apart? If you are going for the keyboard ribbon or the
touchpad ribbon, just undo the two screws out that are located behind
the pivot point of the screen, then open the laptop and remove the
small plate. This reveals access to two more screws (2 silver, 2
black). Remove the silver ones not the black ones. The black screws
remove the lower shell assembly. Once the silver screws are removed the
accessory bezel can be removed. ( the one with the power button and
There are yet two more screws that lock down the keyboard. Remove them and pivot the keyboard toward the touchpad. You can now safely remove the keyboard.
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Posted on May 31, 2009
You have not looked closely enough on top of the keyboard. The keyboard is like on a tray that it can be removed separately, the trick there is... at the top part there, use a flat screw driver to set free the keyboard .... see picture for guidance:
Once detached you'll see your CMOS battery ready for replacement.
Posted on May 30, 2009
Open up the inside of the notebook, and you should see a watch style battery. Just remove it while the notebook is turned off and unplugged, and that will reset the BIOS for you.
Here is a link to the user manual. Check on page 48 to read what they have to say about Changing battery and BIOS setup. there you can reset the CMOS if that will help.
Follow this step to remove the battery. this will automatically reset the BIOS:
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Close the screen cover and turn the computer over.
3. Slide the side battery latch away from the battery. Continue to hold it until the battery is removed.
4. Remove the battery.
5. Make sure the replacement battery is properly orientated. Slide back the side battery latch then insert the main battery into the battery compartment. Check that the latch locks back into position.
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Posted on May 30, 2009
Generally you need to remove the keyboard first, in front of your display there should be a removable cover. that will have very likely screws that are holding the case together and the display to the unit, the display needs to be removed also.
I have a acer aspire repair guide for you here,
Yes its for a acer laptop, I have acer laptops, sony, and compaq / hp laptops that I have here and these are all taken apart the same way, the cover comes off first and then you unscrew the display you may not need to remove the display depends.
you might be able to see the battery from under the keyboard. or it might not be there.
I think this will be enough for you to get it completely apart and find the battery and then replace it.
and yes its the bios battery that you need to replace, its mostly 3volt shape and size may wary.
let me know if any problems come up or if you need anythign else.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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