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26-Jun-2009, 10:39 AM #1
Solved: Compaq Evo N600c Battery Removal & Computer Check Up.
I bought a Compaq Evo N600c that works will on AC but has but can't remember cmos
settings at start up so I use f1 to start XP. I may need a new battery but I have not let
it charge up enough to really tell at this time.
Since is a unkknown used machine, what do I need to do to check it out. I need to check its battery for corrison in which I don't know how to get to it. I may need to replace a CMOs battery. Is there a manual that I can download and do you have any advice for my compter checkup?
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26-Jun-2009, 11:08 AM #2
I have found the manual for this laptop. I am not sure whether it has the stuff you are looking for. I have downloaded it and scanned it for viruses for you and it was clean. This is the link. http://pdftown.com/Compaq-Evo-n600c-Service-Manual.html
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26-Jun-2009, 11:09 AM #3
oh yes the download button on that page is realy small and is red. About half way down below the google adds.
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26-Jun-2009, 11:28 AM #4
start HERE:
http://www.google.com/

in the search window - type:
Compaq Evo Notebook N600c
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compaq evo n600c drivers

click: 'enter'

GOOGLE is your friend

Compaq Evo Notebook N600c -[general specs]
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/q...10886_div.HTML
QuickSpecs

Download drivers and software
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...eriesId=316673

download 'em - then 'burn' 'em to a cd for backup - 'cause if you needed 'em once, you WILL need 'em again
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26-Jun-2009, 12:55 PM #5
Battery
I think the battery is bad because it only works on AC outlet. Is there a good place
to find a battery and can I use it without a good battery?
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26-Jun-2009, 02:21 PM #6
if it isn't remembering the cmos settings, that would be the cmos battery - NOT the battery that it runs on when you have it 'un-plugged from the wall'

you will need to download the manual that jack-o-bytes found for you - download it and look through the specs in the manual to find WHERE it is located and WHAT part of the cover you will need to remove to replace the battery

such as this battery here:
Sanyo CR2016 = Compaq Part # 152605-003
http://www.smallbattery.company.org...._cr2016-wr.htm
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26-Jun-2009, 02:54 PM #7
The CMOS Battery is also on this model called the RTC Battery. It is located under the Memory Expansion Bay Cover. It is a CR1220 battery. And Keyboard removal is required according to the manual.
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26-Jun-2009, 05:21 PM #8
RTC Battery replacement is found on page 5-19 of the Maintenance and Service manual.
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26-Jun-2009, 09:29 PM #9
The operation charge-up battery starting working so that is a good thing. I am going
to let it charge overnight. I still have to look at the startup cmos issure. Maybe it needs
a cmos battery?
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26-Jun-2009, 10:12 PM #10
Unless buying a new(er) laptop is completely out of the question and you need the portability, I wouldn't waste money on a replacement battery. The computer just isn't worth it.
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27-Jun-2009, 07:26 AM #11
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.... I still have to look at the startup cmos issure. Maybe it needs a cmos battery?......
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if it isn't remembering the cmos settings, that would be the cmos battery - NOT the battery that it runs on when you have it 'un-plugged from the wall'
muckmail, are you reading the responses to your questions?
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27-Jun-2009, 07:36 AM #12
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The operation charge-up battery starting working so that is a good thing. I am going to let it charge overnight....
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I still have to look at the startup cmos issure. Maybe it needs a cmos battery?
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Unless buying a new(er) laptop is completely out of the question and you need the portability, I wouldn't waste money on a replacement battery. The computer just isn't worth it.
two different batteries we are speaking of here - i agree with you on the OPERATIONAL / WORKING battery - but if all muckmail is doing is replacing the cmos battery, that shouldn't be such an expensive issue
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27-Jun-2009, 12:04 PM #13
Well, Seems like the replacement battery is Not Charging up so the unit is good
for AC only. The Replacement battery is expensive so I will not put that much
in it. Probably use it with AC only unless I run across a good deal for that type
of battery.
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27-Jun-2009, 12:25 PM #14
Here is one for $50 (plus shipping I am sure) http://www.simplemicro.com/ppc/goog/...FSRPagod9mY5Cg
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27-Jun-2009, 12:27 PM #15
The CMOS Battery should only be about $3 to $6 and may be available at Radio shack or even possibly Walmart.
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