How to Remove the Battery From an IBM R32 CMOS

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The IBM Thinkpad R32 is a personal notebook computer with an Intel Mobile Pentium 4 processor. The motherboard inside the computer is equipped with a CMOS battery that provides enough power to save CMOS settings and keep the internal clock working. If the CMOS battery wears out, the computer may not operate properly. Remove the old battery in order to install a new one in its place.

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  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn the R32 computer off. Close the cover.

  2. 2

    Turn the R32 over so the bottom is facing up. Press the battery release tab next to the computer battery. Slide the battery out of its compartment.

  3. 3

    Remove the two screws located near the centre of the bottom of the computer.

  4. 4

    Turn the unit over. Open the cover.

  5. 5

    Slide the keyboard toward the screen to unhook it from the computer. Lift the keyboard straight up to remove it. Unplug the keyboard cable from its socket.

  6. 6

    Unplug the CMOS battery cable from its socket near the area where the space bar on the keyboard resides. Lift the battery out of its compartment.

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  • Reverse the disassembly steps to replace the battery and reassemble the computer.

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