04-02-2009 10:13 PM
New to this forum so I hope I do things as expected
I must admit that I am finding it harder to find relevant material on this site as opposed to when it was the IBM site. I guess that the dating of my T21 does not help either.
My poor old T21 needs to have the backup battery (CMOS) replaced but before I do that is there anything that I need to be aware of, like precautions to take before I unplug it and/or anything that I need to do after I plug the new battery in?
Any advice appreciated.
04-15-2009 04:10 AM
04-16-2009 01:31 AM
Hi there tfflivemb2
Thanks for your reply. As it was it was not too late, I only received my new battery from the US today (ex eBay)
And you are right, that small screw driver is a definate must for the installation. IBM really did not think it through when they engineered the installation of the backup battery did they?
If they go to all that bother to make a capture device to hold the backup battery, why did they not incorporate the connector into that same capture device so as to facilitate things?
Anyway it is now done (after about 20 minutes of fiddling about) by this geriatric.