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How do you remove the CMOS battery from this OptiPlex 580 motherboard?

Go to solution Solved by Kilrah,

Likely you push it in from there and lift it up.

 

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I am attempting to troubleshoot this board because it got stuck on checking NVRAM when I told it to proceed with the changes I made to the configuration of the setup (different memory and CPU). However it no longer POSTs and the board itself gives an orange light. I read online that this could be due to a bad CMOS battery (the PSU is working and is not the problem). I only have the motherboard and put it inside of a cardboard box, so I don't have everything else that was originally connected to this board in it's initial setup. However, I can't figure out how to get the CMOS batter out without breaking the plastic around it. Here is a picture of the battery:

 

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Likely you push it in from there and lift it up.

 

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Just now, Kilrah said:

Likely you push it in from there and lift it up.

 

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Yep - That's it.
Push in, lift up that side and it will come right out.

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I feel silly for asking this question, but thank you both for letting me know.

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8 minutes ago, Ykcud said:

I feel silly for asking this question, but thank you both for letting me know.

Could be more enjoyable then learning from breaking it. 😉
Silly questions dont exist, only silly answers.

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

Not willing to capitulate to the ignorance of the masses!

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