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Hi,

I have the machine mentioned above. It has a power on BIOS password enabled. I have removed the keyboard and unplugged the RTC battery (Real Time Clock). This had no effect. The question is... Does this machine have a CMOS battery? And if so, where is it? And if I can get to it, and unplug it, will THAT reset the power on BIOS?

Thanks,

Todd

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The cmos battery is usually located somewheres on the motherboard. It could be either a barrel style solder, coin cell, or some other types o' batterys. The batteries look like their names usually. Dont know if it will clear the password though.

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It will clear your password, but you must find it an pull it out for at least 30 minutes. Preferably longer like a few hours. You must also have your computer disconnected from any outside power sources, ie wall outlet, battery backup, UPS, etc..

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Hello,

Do you know where I might find the easiest way to get to the cmos, ie: breakdown on how-to get to mobo, and the step by step breakdown, on how it's done...?

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thanks

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Thanks Caperjack,

I beleive this will do the trick. Will let you know once it's done.

Dadrinkdroppa

This might sound like a stupid question, however is the RTC battery the cmos battery...?

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This might sound like a stupid question, however is the RTC battery the cmos battery...?

yup ,one in the same ,real time clock ! and the bios stores the clock/time of the computer on chip called a cmos.

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