The battery that comes with the computer provides power to the real-time clock. When replacing the
battery, use a battery equivalent to the battery originally installed in the computer. The computer
comes with a 3-volt lithium coin cell battery.
fire and burns if the battery is not handled properly. To reduce the risk of personal injury:
Do not attempt to recharge the battery.
Do not expose to temperatures higher than 60°C (140ºF).
Do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of in fire or water.
Replace the battery only with the HP spare designated for this product.
When the battery is removed or replaced, the CMOS settings will be cleared.
Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the computer or optional equipment.
Before beginning these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly
touching a grounded metal object.
The lifetime of the lithium battery can be extended by plugging the computer into a live AC
wall socket. The lithium battery is only used when the computer is NOT connected to AC power.
HP encourages customers to recycle used electronic hardware, HP original print cartridges, and
rechargeable batteries. For more information about recycling programs, go to
Remove/disengage any security devices that prohibit opening the computer.
Remove all removable media, such as USB flash drives, from the computer.
Turn off the computer properly through the operating system, and then turn off any external
Disconnect the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect any external devices.
as long as the system is plugged into an active AC outlet. You must disconnect the power cord
to avoid damage to the internal components of the computer.
Remove the computer access panel.
Appendix A Battery replacement
The computer contains an internal lithium manganese dioxide battery. There is a risk of
Before replacing the battery, it is important to back up the computer CMOS settings.
Regardless of the power-on state, voltage is always present on the system board