Before removing the RTC battery, follow these steps:
Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the
computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and
then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
Remove the battery (see
Remove the following components:
Hard drive (see
Optical drive (see
Hinge cover (see
Rear cover (see
Top cover (see
System board (see
Remove the RTC battery:
Remove the RTC battery from the socket on the system board.
Reverse this procedure to install the RTC battery.
Processor heat sink
Processor heat sink (includes replacement thermal material)
Battery on page
Hard drive on page
Optical drive on page
Keyboard on page
Hinge cover on page
Rear cover on page
Top cover on page
Subwoofer on page
System board on page
Component replacement procedures
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