If necessary, remove any add-in cards (see
on page 28) to gain access to the battery. You may also need to
disconnect some cables.
Touch any exposed metal part of chassis to discharge static electricity in
your body before handling an add-in card or other sensitive electronic
Use a small flathead screwdriver or your finger to push in (not down)
against the small tab at one end of the battery holder to pop out the
Push in (not down) to
pop out battery
Gently lift out the battery and dispose of it according to the
instructions that came with the new battery.
Insert the new battery into the battery holder, with the plus (+) side
up, and press down until the battery is secure.
The Sony CR2032 battery is recommended. Using a type of battery other than a
CR2032 may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Replace any add-in cards that were removed.
Reconnect any cables that were disconnected.
Replace the side panel (see
Reconnect the power cord and turn on the computer.
Upgrading and Maintaining Components
"Replacing the Side Panel"
"Removing a PCI Add-in
on page 27).