ThinkPad 340 CMOS/BIOS

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ThinkPad 340 CMOS/BIOS

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I got this machine from someone at college, and it's a really nice little machine (very like my first laptop), and it's in absolutely perfect condition, except the CMOS battery has run out, so it bitches at me whenever I turn it on. What I'm wondering is if there is a way I can stop it from whining at me about it; even if I can get the appropriate batteries (which I doubt, I've never seen or heard of them before - of course, I'll look!), I'd like to stop the machine from griping. Is there a way I can hack the BIOS so it doesn't bother?
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Post by benny1091 »

aren't the CMOS batteries in those laptops the same as a watch battery? a cr2032 like this? http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Lithium-Coin ... B0001MQUOM

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I have had a little success simply jumping the wires. Yet, I would hope that you would exercize caution when atempting thing...
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just find out what the voltage etc is for the current battery and if you can't find one the same size, solder one in

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I thought about doing that. I won't be using solder though (last time I tried to solder a battery, it exploded while tinning :):)).
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