Remove the CMOS battery

Use this information to remove the CMOS battery.

To avoid possible danger, read and follow the following safety statement.
  • S004
    Attention
    CAUTION:
    When replacing the lithium battery, use only Lenovo specified part number or an equivalent type battery recommended by the manufacturer. If your system has a module containing a lithium battery, replace it only with the same module type made by the same manufacturer. The battery contains lithium and can explode if not properly used, handled, or disposed of.
    Do not:
    • Throw or immerse into water
    • Heat to more than 100°C (212°F)
    • Repair or disassemble

    Dispose of the battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

  • S005
    Attention
    CAUTION:
    The battery is a lithium ion battery. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn the battery. Exchange it only with the approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations.
Before you remove the CMOS battery:
  1. Read the following section(s) to ensure that you work safely.
  2. Turn off the corresponding DWC tray that you are going to perform the task on.

  3. Remove the tray (see Remove a DWC tray from the enclosure).

  4. Remove the tray cover (see Remove the tray cover).

  5. Remove the PCIe riser-cage assembly (see Remove an adapter or Remove an Internal Faceplate Transition (IFT) adapter).

Figure 1. CMOS battery location
CMOS battery location
Table 1. CMOS battery location
1 CMOS battery  

The following notes describe information that you must consider when replacing the battery.

Complete the following steps to remove the CMOS battery.

Watch the procedure. A video of the installation process is available:
Figure 2. CMOS battery removal
CMOS battery removal

  1. Remove the CMOS battery:
    1. Use a fingernail to press the top of the battery clip away from the battery. The battery pops up when it is released.
    2. Use your thumb and index finger to lift the battery from the socket.
      Attention: Do not lift the battery by using excessive force. Failing to remove the battery properly may damage the socket on the system board. Any damage to the socket may require replacing the system board.
  2. Dispose of the CMOS battery as required by local ordinances or regulations.

If you are instructed to return the component or optional device, follow all packaging instructions, and use any packaging materials for shipping that are supplied to you.