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Old 01-31-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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I am using a Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5974. For the past few days, I've been trying to find the CMOS battery on it (you know, the thing that stores the BIOS) and I can't find it. I've taken apart my laptop and still can't find it. Does anyone have any helpful advice or know the exact location of the battery?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:04 AM   #2
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you might have to remove the motherboard...from what I Google'd, its very hard to get at.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:26 AM   #3
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Furthermore, if anyone knows a manufacturer password or some way to bypass the current password as I forgot it (thanks to my horrible memory), that would be nice.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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Furthermore, if anyone knows a manufacturer password or some way to bypass the current password as I forgot it (thanks to my horrible memory), that would be nice.
This may help: How do you reset a Toshiba Satellite L305D Power on Password?
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Need help finding CMOS battery

i'm not sure if this is as common as it seems, but i always seem to find that the CMOS battery is usually near the northbridge of the chipset, which is often somewhere near to the processor.

jumpering the CMOS rather than just removing the battery sometimes works.
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