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Trying to locate the CMOS battery on my laptop ACER TravelMate 4200 Model BL50. Hope that when I replace the battery it will solve the problem with keeping the time and date which never really worked since I got the laptop. It did not bather me before, but now I need to use the notebook for my work and need to use the calendar etc.etc.... Thanks for help, Dennis

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  • You may want to take some digital photos as you go through each step to ensure you put it back together the same way you took it apart
  • Open the laptop and as far as it will go without being to rough and causing damage. You may need to use some force but not much

  • Place a flathead screwdriver under the front of the plastic bar on the back of the keyboard. Pry the bar up gently and hold on to it.

  • Open the other side of the bar with a screwdriver and fully pull the bar out. Keep the ribbon connceted and set the bar aside.

  • Remove the two screws connecting to the keyboard. Then, slide the keyboard up and out, removing it. Again, do not remove its ribbon cord, and set the keyboard over the laptop's touch pad.

  • Take out the screws holding the plate over the systemboard and remove it as well.

  • It will be at the bottom right hand side of the board.

  • Remove the battery by lifting it gently with a screwdriver. Replace the battery with the same kind

  • Replace all the parts in the laptop in the reverse order.

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