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I have a gateway 7330GZ and I need to replace the CMOS Battery. Where is it located and how do I get to it?

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The battery is located at the motherboard. you will see a big round battery like a watch battery but 5 times bigger,

open the CASE and you will see it shinning !! you need a tyny screw driver to remove the battery. you can get a replacement online by typing the model of the battery o take it to CVS they carry it

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To reset the bios you must clear the CMOS

There are two ways to approach forcing the Bios/CMOS to be reset to its default values: Option #1: Mechanically, by removing all power to the Bios/CMOS thereby forcing it to reset itself to its stored defaults, which include no password or the default password employed by the Bios manufacturer, and Option #2: Using a program to either locate and identify the password and reveal it to you or erasing the password entirely. These are referred to as password by-pass utilities or cracks.

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By either resetting a jumper on the motherboard itself (referred to as a "clear CMOS" jumper), or by physically remove the power from the computer (disconnecting the power plug) and then removing a battery (used to maintain power to the PROM chip that contains the Bios/CMOS information) from the motherboard.

If the "Clear CMOS" jumpers are not present or not available:
Shut down the computer and disconnect the power plug. Locate, if possible, the instruction booklet for your motherboard. Now identify where the battery is located on the motherboard. It will be approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.Leave the battery our of the computer for about 20 to 30 minutes and then return it to its socket. Now plug the power cord back in and restart the computer.

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http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_password.htm

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I need to replace the CMOS battery in my Gateway 7330 laptop and I cannot find out where it is


It is just below the keyboard under the palm rest. Remove all of the screws from the bottom of the unit, carefully - from the left side, pry up the trim panel that has the power button (careful since the power button board is screwed into this panel), then remove the screws for the keyboard, slide it up towards the LCD to release it, remove its ribbon cable, you should be able to gently pry the upper and lower case halves apart enough to see the battery. The cases will NOT seperate!!!!!!!!! I then used a small straight blade screw driver to pop the battery out. It was a CR 1220 3v lithium coin type battery in my 7330GZ. I had to go to a specialty battery store to get one! Hope that this helps!

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