Basically the subject of my experiment is a Dell Latitude. I got it free a while back and it has been sitting around. I finally got an AC power connector (im sure there is a more technical term...) but anyway i wasnt surprised to find it password protected when I gave it some power. I dont care about any data on it, I want to erase it all. It has no floppy drive or cd-rom, but it does have one USB port and some other ports and whatnot. So this brings us to tonight, when the idea hit me to try and get to the motherboard battery in hopes of taking it out and putting it back in, which from what I understand would wipe out the whole computer.
So.... what kind of help I need from you guys:
Am I crazy for trying to do that?
Is there another way I should have gone about things?
If I'm somewhat close to the right track, can you help me locate the battery?
I snapped a few pics of what stage it is at now that I have removed lots of screws and stuff.
SO....like i said it's an old laptop i got for free, I dont care much about it its just a toy to play with...If i screw it up completely its ok I can throw it in the dumpster.. but if I somehow manage to piece it back together and get it working id be happy. Anyway, please throw some advice my way if you have read this far in my post haha. Thanks in advance for any replies. Adios!