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Do you mean the Dell Precision M4600 mobile workstation. According to the User Manual, the coin cell battery is a 3V CR2032 lithium ion cell (page 117).
To replace this battery, turn off and close the laptop and remove the power cable and all external cables, docks and accessories. Make sure that the work surface is clean. Turn the system over and remove the main battery by sliding the release latch towards the center of the computer. Turn the system right side up and open the display. Press the power button to ground the laptop and drain any capacitors. Remove any cards from the card slots. Close the display again and turn the laptop upside down. Touch bare metal on the system to ground yourself relative to the computer.
Remove the two screws that hold the base cover onto the 4600. These are on the edge of the battery compartment on the side nearest the battery release latch. Press the rubber feet on the bottom of the cover towards the rear of the system to disengage the bottom door. Then remove the base cover. (See page 23 of the manual.)
Carefully disconnect the coin cell battery from the system board. There is a small white connector at the end of the wire. (The coin cell compartment is near one of the two system fans.) Pry up the current coin cell battery out of the adhesive and remove it from the computer. The connect the new battery to the coin cell compartment and reconnect the wires to the system board. See pages 49-50 in the manual. Replace the base cover and the battery.
I can't find a video for the coin cell battery replacement. However, the manual is available here: http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_precision_mobile/precision-m4600_service%20manual_en-us.pdf . However, the first part of the following video: http://www.dell.com/support/troubleshooting/SupportVideos/OpenSingleVideoPlayerTab?embedCode=lmczhmZTpjgWeUO_e7UOBIx5jw4zhtez . shows disconnecting the coin cell battery from the system board (when the system is completely out of the case.
I hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tried changing the boot order.
If you're trying to use it as a boot device you need to tell the system to boot the cd /dvd drive FIRST and of course you need to have a bootable cd / dvd in the drive.
Let me know if you're already tried this.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
I am working on one of these now and yes, it should boot from DVDROM. Be aware that it is a notebook style drive and there are no onboard IDE or SATA controllers, so once the drive dies you're in for a wallet hit. Same goes for the floppy drive which is integrated with the DVDROM. Even worse, the presence of the broken floppy usually means a USB floppy drive won't help when loading windows drivers at install time.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
Removing the Keyboard CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage on www.dell.com at: www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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