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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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I've got an old dinosaur (1998 Acer 610CDT) over here that I occasionally use as a back up. The CMOS battery is dead and needs to be replaced, but I can't get the back off to get to it..

Any ideas?

Anybody work on these things?

and yeah, I realize it's not worth much any longer... but I'd still like to get her fixed if I can do so semi-reasonably.

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I've got an old dinosaur (1998 Acer 610CDT) over here that I occasionally use as a back up. The CMOS battery is dead and needs to be replaced, but I can't get the back off to get to it..

Any ideas?

Anybody work on these things?

and yeah, I realize it's not worth much any longer... but I'd still like to get her fixed if I can do so semi-reasonably.

mardyn
Most laptops I've worked with require you to pop the keyboard off and remove screws from the top to get to the board.

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Can you elaborate on how to pop the keyboard off?

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Can you elaborate on how to pop the keyboard off?

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Many laptops have little sliding tabs on the keyboard. They'll match the case in color and you won't even notice them unless you know what they are. They are usually on the softer keyboard material and will just slide a little bit away from the case allowing you to lift up the keyboard. Be careful as the keyboard will be attached with a ribbon cable, so don't just rip it away. I'll try to google an image in a sec.

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Can you elaborate on how to pop the keyboard off?

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Try some of these links.

http://repair4laptop.org/notebook_keyboard.html

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3Doff%26sa%3DN

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thanks for the info.. I've dropped off the laptop over at the local computer guru's house to have a look at it... he said maybe, maybe not, but he would give it a shot.

I'll keep y'all posted on the progress... or lack there of.

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