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On the motherboard under the battery where the power wires are what are the oder they go in to get the computer up and running,sombody last pulled them off trying to reset password and cannot get powe

A wiring diagram would be a big help?

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does the PSU fan spin, it must ! turned on. when it works?
in real shop we have spare PSU in the shelf there, omg it works or not?
we hot wire the PSU under suspicion. , the 1 jumper wire.

my guess is that works, the paper clip test I call it.

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If it were I, I would replace the battery with a new one. However this is what I would do.

Your computer is still under warranty. Opening the computer case may void the warranty.
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A CMOS battery will generally last from 4 to 7 years. Perhaps the CMOS battery installed in your Gateway is bad. Just a lemon that came from the battery factory.

The battery holder on the motherboard is rounded in shape to fit the battery, and has a metal clip inside. There are different styles of fastening used in the clip design, but generally a small tab of the clip is eased to the outside edge of the battery holder, thereby releasing the battery.

This article will 'shed more light' on the various styles of CMOS battery holders,

Proper procedure in order to replace the CMOS battery;

1) Unplug the computer from power.
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2) Observe Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
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ALWAYS relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on a computer.

Computer unplugged from power, computer case open, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

Should you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

3) Opening the computer case:
This is Gateway Support, and the Support Documents page for the Gateway DX4840 series of Desktop Computers,

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