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Comp probs When I try to start my comp up it won't boot up. When I try to go to the BIOS it tells me KBC BAT test failed....system halted. What do I do?

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    How do I find the cmos battery?

  • wheelbarrel Apr 07, 2008

    How do I find the battery on a 1998 model?

  • dfrie Apr 20, 2008

    forgot password need to know how to find cmos battery to clear password

  • RwAction May 01, 2008

    Hey Wiz,
    Do you have pics of where this cmos battery
    is located on the motherboard? That's the help
    I need. I haven't found it yet. Pics of its location
    would be most helpful.

  • Ryton May 07, 2008

    How to change the Cmos Battery?

  • cwmom May 26, 2008

    I think I need to replace the cmos battery but I don't know how to get to it. Can an amateur do this kind of thing. Can someone put out a pic of what one looks like.

  • erucker Dec 08, 2008

    forgot the bios password for my toshiba satellite M115-1061 laptop. How do I get to the cmos battery?

  • jmsvbit Dec 22, 2008

    I can't find any schematics, or directions to find the cmos battery. When I
    start up the laptop, I am prompted for a password that I don't know.

  • mussawt Feb 02, 2009

    i have a c306us that will not power on charge light flashes fast for a while but its like start for a splt second then like i loose all power



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Remove the Thinkpad main battery. Look for a small yellow disk. This is the CMOS battery. It is connected to the motherboard with two (2) wires that plug into the motherboard. The plug is included on the wires of a new battery. Check EBay for Thinkpad CMOS batteries. I have also heard Radio Shack in some cases carries this battery.

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Reset cmos battery compaq nx5000

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I have Toshiba TECRA M2 Laptop i forget the Bios Password i was remove the keyborad remove the battery but still same problem can u send Picture of CMOS Battery or other solution plz

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First change the cmos battery and clear the cmos then check

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

When I boot my IBM T21 notebook, there is a password, and I don't know it. I removed the CMOS battery, but the password still there. How can I reset the password?

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

If you need to get to the cmos battery on a dell latitude it is under the keyboard,go on dell website and download service manual it tellsa you how to do it

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