How to Replace the CMOS Battery in an HP Pavilion DV5000

Written by david clair
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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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn the HP DV5000 computer off. Close the lid.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

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