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.
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Things you need
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- CMOS battery
Turn off the Travelmate 5730 and remove the battery.
Unscrew the case from the bottom of the Travelmate. Slide the keyboard out of its position and set it aside.
Unscrew the heat sink and set it aside.
Pull out the CMOS battery with your fingers and replace it with the new one. The CMOS battery looks like a calculator battery.
Reverse the steps, reassembling the Travelmate.
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