Dell Inspiron 2500 - cmos battery

  greybeard 14:58 23 Mar 2008
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Trying to investigate a "dead" inspiron 2500, I'd like to check out the cmos battery, but can't find it.
Anyone help, with a precise location ?
I've tried the dell user forums for info, and it suggests that the cmos battery is on the mb, underneath the palm rest assembly, but I see nothing that looks remotely like one.

Hopefully,
John

  paul€ 15:38 23 Mar 2008
  greybeard 15:49 23 Mar 2008

I've been there already Paul.
Unfortunately it doesn't contain any reference to the cmos battery. I've also been chasing round the net and found a large number of identical questions, but no answers.
I've even found an advert for a replacement palmrest "including cmos batteries" but you'll have to take my word for it that they aren't mounted on the palmrest ! Certainly not on this one.
John

  greybeard 17:12 23 Mar 2008

Having stripped everything out, I found it under the motherboard at a point below the palmrest, as indicated previously.
Not the easiest item to find, but I suppose it's some sort of test !

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