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Watch battery i just recently bought my acer aspire 3690 from a pawn shop. I can only get on as a guest, and there is a bios password that i do not know.. i was told that if i remove the watch battery and put it back in it would reset my whole computer. i have taken it apart a little bit but i do not want to wreck it. does anyone know where this watch battery would be located?

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Re: watch battery

The CMOS battery, is a unque item inside, usually in a trapdoor-like hatch near the battery cubby, remove the main battery before looking for it. It usually is covered in colored shrink wrap, it also can be several coin- sized batteries and a wire connects this to the motherboard.

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