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Acer Inspire 5630 cmos battery

Discussion in 'Acer' started by Geriatric, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Geriatric

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    The laptop some 6years old has failed to boot and I have stripped it down to check the cimos battery, I have also studied the works manual,which makes no mention of the battery, and am at a loss asto where it is.
    Would appreciate details from somebody who actually knows where it is concealed, Photos of both sides of mobo attached IMG_2248.JPG IMG_2250.JPG
     
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    I couldn't see it, but this may help you to identify.
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  3. ellalan

    ellalan Notebook Deity

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    On the other hand, it might have been soldered to the MB.
     
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    Well if it can't be seen on these photos it must be still covered by chassis on a second photo.
    You can check out a service manual if there is one available for your notebook (see sticky)
     
  5. Geriatric

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    Thanks . The manual does not even mention cimos battery which would necessitate a total stripdown of everything to gain access to it.
    Fortunately I was able to find the "jumper" to reset the BIOS and the laptop now boots.
    The "jumper" is a very small item under the memory cards and shorting the two very small solder dots on the mobo for 30 seconds did the trick.
    I am at a total loss to understand how a compete strip down is necessary to access what is a service item like a cimos battery.
     

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    Glad you got it sorted and Thanks for letting us know how you did it.

    As a matter of interest, did you short these dots ( yellow circled)?
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  7. Geriatric

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    No they are as marked as smaller dots on attached photo. They are about 6mm apart and can be shorted with a screwdriver.
     

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    Thanks for that, it may be helpful for future reference.
     
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