Having problems with your Acer TravelMate 512DX Notebook ?

I can't find the cmos battery in my Acer TravelMate 512DX

\015 When I start the laptop I get the message "Bad CMOS battery" so therefore I need to locate the batery and replace it.\015

Answers :

You have got an older model, try this:

follow the instructions:



you will need:
a slim x-screw-driver
a sharp knife with a slim blade and
a cup or else for the screws, don't loose them!
a new c-mos bios battery model: CR-1220 (exchange it while your in there!)


you find c-mos battery and hdd under the keyboard!

- turn off the power, remove accu and charger cable, for static electricity is friendly fire
to your laptop now !

- open your screen to max. fold (angle of 180 degrees)

- look for removable plastic part near to left holder of screen
- carefully remove it
- also remove plastic panel right to it in the section between display holders
metal should be visible now
- carefully! remove keyboard, starting at the left side, continuing topside
as you won't be able to fully remove it, simply turn it over
- unscrew any screws holding the metal plate, remove it
- now you see: left the CPU plus cooler, top right middle the hdd still in an adapter attached
to the mainboard, at it's lower right the C-MOS battery (g
- turn loos these screws
- carefully remove the frame/adaptor holding the hdd
- unscrew again the adaptor
- seperate hd fram adaptor

... and gotcha!

be careful to get a proper notebook hd (samsung or such)
exchange CMOS-battery by chance
reattach new hd to frame, again carefully!

to reassamble: rewind the procedures
put everything back in place

replug, pray and turn on the lappie.


wish you luck.....

Sometimes it can be seen accessed thru the memory expansion door on the bottom of the PC.
\015\012Otherwise, access may be good through the case under the keypad.
\015\012Here is a pic of what you are looking for.
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\015\012If you require help on removing the keyboard, just ask.
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