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How to replace the clock battery in a laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dk518, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. dk518

    dk518 Thread Starter

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    I have an IBM 770x that won't start because of the 173 163 problem. So I've got a replacement battery, but I can't figure out how to get the old one out. So who's done this before?

    Thank you.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I've never taken that particular laptop apart, but I've taken a lot of them apart, they're all different.

    I'd see if you can find some detailed instructions before you start taking screws out, because taking the wrong ones out can be a PITA! Don't ask me how I know this. :D:D:D
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Draw a diagram of where they all came from, I 'think' I did the same thing as john :D :D :D Still have leftover screws :D
     
  4. Lurker1

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    Hell, that's an easy one! I put one in a laptop that I had to completely disassemble, then solder the battery to the MB and assemble it again! This one looks like it was designed to be replaced. :D:D:D
     
  6. dk518

    dk518 Thread Starter

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    Lurker, Perfect! It made me feel kinda dumb that all it is, is a spring!

    Thank you.

    DK
     
  7. Lurker1

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    You are welcome. Usually replacing a laptop CMOS battery is a pain like johnwill said. It looks like someone at IBM was on the ball when they designed this. :)
     
  8. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hey- people at IBM are always on the ball- I know this because my sister married one!:)
     
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