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Default Cmos black and red wires crossed? - 08-01-2011, 03:35 AM

#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?

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Cool 08-01-2011, 11:43 PM

there are people on ebay that will sell you a password (cheaper than Dell)....most people pick that option where as taking out the battery doesnt work.......as far as where your wires go....sorry


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Default 08-01-2011, 11:58 PM

Does this picture help at all? It looks to me as if the red wire is on the right...



I am dubious that removing the battery will help - if it did, that would negate the purpose of the BIOS password. I have seen several people report success going the eBay route Rich suggests.


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