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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 3, 2004 5:26:21 AM

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Does anyone know where the CMOS battery is located in a Dell L400 laptop?
The laptop will not keep the clock or date accurate if it is unplugged. I
received a replacement battery from Dell, but it has no instructions at all.
There are no doors on the underside of the laptop and I hate to start taking
out screws and try to take it apart and put it back together.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Karl
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 3, 2004 5:26:22 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

"Silverado" <eltzroth@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Does anyone know where the CMOS battery is located in a Dell L400 laptop?
> The laptop will not keep the clock or date accurate if it is unplugged. I
> received a replacement battery from Dell, but it has no instructions at
> all. There are no doors on the underside of the laptop and I hate to start
> taking out screws and try to take it apart and put it back together.
>
> Thanks for any help you can give.
>
> Karl
>

There's little or no documentation on the Dell support site for reaching
this battery.

So I googled it. Came up with this site (which shows photos of the battery
removal/disconnect for reasons I won't get into), but does show step-by-step
of how to disassemble the system in order to replace the battery:

http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/pro_l400.html

Good luck. I can hardly endorse the information, but I'd use it if I were
in your shoes.

Stew
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 4, 2004 7:54:34 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Thanks Stew, I'll give it a try and let everyone know.

Karl
"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>
> "Silverado" <eltzroth@swbell.net> wrote in message
> news:h9Qrd.40363$Al3.35816@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
>> Does anyone know where the CMOS battery is located in a Dell L400 laptop?
>> The laptop will not keep the clock or date accurate if it is unplugged.
>> I received a replacement battery from Dell, but it has no instructions at
>> all. There are no doors on the underside of the laptop and I hate to
>> start taking out screws and try to take it apart and put it back
>> together.
>>
>> Thanks for any help you can give.
>>
>> Karl
>>
>
> There's little or no documentation on the Dell support site for reaching
> this battery.
>
> So I googled it. Came up with this site (which shows photos of the
> battery removal/disconnect for reasons I won't get into), but does show
> step-by-step of how to disassemble the system in order to replace the
> battery:
>
> http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/pro_l400.html
>
> Good luck. I can hardly endorse the information, but I'd use it if I were
> in your shoes.
>
> Stew
>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 4, 2004 9:23:33 AM

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Look at doc for the Latitude LS or Inspiron 2100. They use the same case.

Tom
"Silverado" <eltzroth@swbell.net> wrote in message
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> Thanks Stew, I'll give it a try and let everyone know.
>
> Karl
> "S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:2CQrd.21774$Ch2.20989@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
>>
>> "Silverado" <eltzroth@swbell.net> wrote in message
>> news:h9Qrd.40363$Al3.35816@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
>>> Does anyone know where the CMOS battery is located in a Dell L400
>>> laptop? The laptop will not keep the clock or date accurate if it is
>>> unplugged. I received a replacement battery from Dell, but it has no
>>> instructions at all. There are no doors on the underside of the laptop
>>> and I hate to start taking out screws and try to take it apart and put
>>> it back together.
>>>
>>> Thanks for any help you can give.
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>
>> There's little or no documentation on the Dell support site for reaching
>> this battery.
>>
>> So I googled it. Came up with this site (which shows photos of the
>> battery removal/disconnect for reasons I won't get into), but does show
>> step-by-step of how to disassemble the system in order to replace the
>> battery:
>>
>> http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/pro_l400.html
>>
>> Good luck. I can hardly endorse the information, but I'd use it if I
>> were in your shoes.
>>
>> Stew
>>
>
>
March 3, 2009 2:24:15 PM

OK boys and girls this is the secret, Dell dose not call it a CMOS battery and it does not look like a CMOS, battery it is called a reserve battery it is under the key board and it looks like 3 small battery's bound together and it will be green. It unplugs to replace it.

And I did not Googled it I Yahoo-ed it.
I am speaking of a Dell Latitude L400

DELL LATITUDE L400 C400 Reserve CMOS Battery 3E158
November 8, 2010 1:41:43 AM

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