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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you have got an older model, try this:
follow the instructions:
you will need:
a slim x-screw-driver
a sharp knife with a slim blade and
a cup or else for the screws, don't loose them!
a new c-mos bios battery model: CR-1220 (exchange it while your in there!)
you find c-mos battery and hdd under the keyboard!
- turn off the power, remove accu and charger cable, for static electricity is friendly fire
to your laptop now !
- open your screen to max. fold (angle of 180 degrees)
- look for removable plastic part near to left holder of screen
- carefully remove it
- also remove plastic panel right to it in the section between display holders
metal should be visible now
- carefully! remove keyboard, starting at the left side, continuing topside
as you won't be able to fully remove it, simply turn it over
- unscrew any screws holding the metal plate, remove it
- now you see: left the CPU plus cooler, top right middle the hdd still in an adapter attached
to the mainboard, at it's lower right the C-MOS battery (g
- turn loos these screws
- carefully remove the frame/adaptor holding the hdd
- unscrew again the adaptor
- seperate hd fram adaptor
... and gotcha!
be careful to get a proper notebook hd (samsung or such)
exchange CMOS-battery by chance
reattach new hd to frame, again carefully!
to reassamble: rewind the procedures
put everything back in place
replug, pray and turn on the lappie.
wish you luck.....
Posted on Jun 13, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for all of the information. The keyboard was destroyd during the removal process so we bought a new one instead."
If you have forgotten your BIOS or system password, there are no software tricks or magical gimmicks that will get the password cleared. Laptops are different in that they are designed to not work with “backdoors” etc. for security reasons. There is one true way that works most of the time and that is hardware.
The Cmos (RTC) battery that is mounted on the motherboard in most cases holds the key, if your motherboard has the battery that is connected to the motherboard by using a two wire socket that plugs into the MOBO, then here is the procedure.
On the motherboard where the battery plugs into, you will see two pins sticking straight up, these engage the plug on the battery side. These two pins have to be “shorted” and then the motherboard powered up for approx. 30 seconds, then power down the system and replace the Cmos battery and reboot. Your password problem should be cleared up. The best way to “short” the pins is get another cmos battery and cut the wires from the battery part, bare the ends and twist together, this will short the pins. Make sure you tape the connection good on the jumper you just made….don’t want to touch anything else with powered up bare wires. Below is the link to your service manual that will point everything out to you. Good luck.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
for that you need to open back cover of laptop .
Then find motherbord there.
Pull CMOS cell from motherbord for 10 minutes then refix it .
Also you can clear cmos with jumper find jumper near cmos cell named "clear CMOS " it has 3 pin
Set jumper i 2-3 position then power up 1 time then again set jumper in 1-2 position then it not ask for password.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
Before you begin, back up your data and remove the battery. CMOS Bios will be lost but will reset on restart.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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Phillips screws that secure the motherboard cover (refer to your owner's manual
if necessary), then release the cover from the clips on the bottom of the
Lay the cover
aside, then locate the CMOS battery cable on the right side of the motherboard.
Unplug the cable, then remove the battery.
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