Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:00 PM
The battery is on the motherboard.
It is about the size of a quarter & looks like a big watch battery.
Turn the computer off
open the case
locate the battery
It should be held in 1 of 2 ways.
It should have a little metal retainer "arm" holding it down , in which case gently lift the arm, be very carefull not to break or bend it, & remove the battery.
Or, It will have a small metal retainer on the side of the battery socket
Take something like a small flat blade screw driver & compress the retainer toward the outside of the battery holder
The battery should pop up slightly & allow you to remove it
DO NOT just pry the battery out
That will break the little plastic retainer piece opposite the metal release & the new battery won't stay in.
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