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How to Replace CMOS Battery in a Compaq Presario Laptop

Posted on 2006-10-31
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I have an older Compaq Presario laptop.  It is a 1200 series model 12XL325, specifically.  

I need to replace the CMOS battery (based on the fact that the date keeps getting reset to 1/1/1999).  I would like to avoid taking the entire laptop apart looking for the needle in the haystack, so guidance here would be very helpful.

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Here's an internal pic of the 1200: http://www.rainwulf.com/articles/article_laptop.html
(Linked from http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_compaq.html)

Behind the white socket there appears to be a CMOS battery.

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You can also ask compaq directly in online chat:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/siteHomeC?lc=en&cc=us     HP Customer Care 
-> Enter product number, click "Solve a problem"; on next page click "Chat with an online technician"
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