#1 ---- I have an Inspiron 910 and disconnected the red and black Cmos Coin battery wires from the motherboard. The wires came out of the socket as they have no crimps or latches. Now I don't know which holes they go in. I certainly don't want to fire it up with the polarity reversed. Red right when viewing from the front of the computer? or reversed? So I need to know where the red goes and where the black goes. I've found a few pictures but where the wires go into the plastic plug the view is blocked and I can't tell where these two wires go.
#2 ---- I did this to kill the cmos because the guy I bought it from let his kid play with it and thus the unknown system password. So I thought this would erase the cmos and let me enter my own. After looking around on this site there is a ton of information relating to this problem and its not clear my solution will work. I've seen 2 or 3 methods to clear the cmos memory. Can anyone tell me whether discommecting the battery will really work or is there another method I must resort to?