How to Replace the CMOS Battery in an HP Pavilion DV5000

Updated February 21, 2017

The HP Pavilion DV5000 personal notebook computer is a Microsoft Windows XP-based system with a 15.4-inch display. The CMOS battery inside the computer provides the power necessary for keeping the date and time current, as well as saving basic hardware settings. Replace a worn out CMOS battery to keep your computer working properly.

Turn the HP DV5000 computer off. Close the lid.

Turn the computer over. Press the main battery release tabs and remove the main battery.

Loosen the two screws holding the memory module compartment cover in place. Swing the compartment cover up from the end with the screws. Remove the compartment cover.

Lift the CMOS battery out of its socket. Install the new battery into the CMOS battery socket.

Replace the memory module compartment cover. Tighten the screws that secure the cover in place.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
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