cmos battery

By musicman30747
Nov 28, 2006
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  1. could someone tell me where the cmos batter is in a dell inspiron 3800
  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 638

    Welcome to TechSpot! Hope you'll love this place as much as I do.

    If you haven't already done it, then open up your case and look around on the motherboard for a shiny round thing that's about 1.5cm in diameter, pull it out off it's socket and there you go.
    It should be near your PCI-ports or near your CMOS-jumper.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    looks like a watch battery... should be obvious on the mobo
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Isn`t a Dell inspiron 3800 a laptop?

    Why are you particularly looking for the cmos battery?

    Regards Howard :)
  5. kicka911

    kicka911 Newcomer, in training

    You should be able to download the service manual from dells website.
  6. musicman30747

    musicman30747 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    looking for cmos battery to reset password bought it at a sale but it has a password in it need to remove it or reset it
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    In that case, you should take a look at this thread HERE. As far as I`m aware Dell laptop passwords are held on an eeprom chip, so taking out the battery wouldn`t help.

    Regards Howard :)
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