How to Replace the CMOS Battery in a Travelmate 5730

Written by seth amery
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Like any other computer, a Travelmate 5730 uses the BIOS to retain certain configurations to help load the operating system. A single battery, known as a CMOS battery, keeps the BIOS powered so it won't "forget" the configuration. If you want to reset a BIOS password or your CMOS battery simply dies, it's important to know how to replace it. Replacing the CMOS battery in a Travelmate 5730 takes a few short minutes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • CMOS battery

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off the Travelmate 5730 and remove the battery.

  2. 2

    Unscrew the case from the bottom of the Travelmate. Slide the keyboard out of its position and set it aside.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the heat sink and set it aside.

  4. 4

    Pull out the CMOS battery with your fingers and replace it with the new one. The CMOS battery looks like a calculator battery.

  5. 5

    Reverse the steps, reassembling the Travelmate.

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