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Can anyone tell me where the CMOS battery is on thinkpad 1161-230

Can someone tell me where the CMOS battery is on the thinkpad i series 1200 model 1161-230, or can someone email me the user manual fromteh lenovo website. For some reason, my computer will not download the PDF of the manual that they have

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    i have problem in my thinkpad i series , it does not boot up , it shows bad cmos battery message in the beginning and when i press to continue it does not boot up , when i tried to do partion/formating on the hard disk no hard drive message is displayed .
    please can you tell me where is the hard disk ?



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Need your email address. Mine is nipperthedog@gmail.com. I have the manual and it looks like you have to remove the keyboard to get to the motherboard.

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