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Presario 2170us locked of cmos

Like a dummy I decided I no longer wanted a password at boot, went in cmos backspaced on the word, hit f10 and forgot to disable it. Now when it turns on it wants a password which I backspaced away, I tried all kinds of words etc. I want to reset the cmos but cannnot locate the battery. I got all the screws out except for some reason its still held together by something in the middle of the keyboard area, I can pry the sides up and get to most areas shined a light in and don't see a battery,
Can someone tell me where the battery is located?


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Re: presario 2170us locked of cmos

Usually on desktop there is some sort of pin you have to move to clear the cmos memory.. usually is the nearest to the battery..
the thingy has 3 pins and one plastic thing over two like the ones that have the DISK DRIVES to chose on how you want to run that Drive (master, slave, or cable select)...
to make it work, you turn off the pc and then you move that to the other two pins, turn it on.. and get into cmos and fix your password...
then put the pin back to where it was and you are done...
thats the procedure to make it work on desktop, maybe it can help you with your laptop

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Try hitting enter with no password.

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