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Bios password. And if I need to remove the internal batt. How? Where even. Have the thing all apart but the last little hidding place within the area the CD/DVD rom is. Like behind there? Unless I can't see it for some reason.

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    3200 Averatec. I'm trying to reset my bios password and on my hardrive locate my product key so I can rienstall XP home.

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    Good so far

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    Now to reset the bios password if you can instruct. Ty so far. Never would have recognised the batt.



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If this is a laptop , then the CMOS battery is often located on the lower side of the motherboard, and not on the upper one.

The CMOS battery also does not necessarily look like a coin, there are several kind.

To be more specific, I would need details on your computer make and model.


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    Ginko Feb 05, 2010

    The CMOS battery is a coin battery and is located under the palm rest, near to the wireless card:

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    Ginko Feb 05, 2010

    Check that the battery is not hidden under a protective plastic sheet. In the service manual is reported that the battey is located under the mouse pad.

    Once you find the battery, lift it gently using a flat screw driver, the metal part on top will go up a bit and you can snap the battery out.

    Wait one minute and put back the battery.

    Do not touch anything else.

    I must also warn you that there is risk to damage the laptop by disassembling.

    Do not connect power cord or put in main battery while unit is disassembled.

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    Ginko Feb 05, 2010

    Note: If the battery is not where it should be , as indicated in picture, then it may be located on the opposite face of the mainboard, under the motherboard. First ensure that the battery is not located where it is supposed to be.



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