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Battery stuck in compaq presario latch wont release it

My battery stuck in compaq presario latch on bottom wont release it

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You'll need to disassemble the notebook, i.e remove keyboard and such.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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    gail_warden Feb 06, 2013

    Can't remove the keyboard as some of the screws are under the battery *****



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