The battery is very small.....I would have removed it but it is soldered in three places....as a last last resort I might try it... a jumper would be nice if I new were it was.
I guess you could say it is a coin type...however it looks like the coin is not removable unless maybe doing some un soldering.
I've seen the soldered batteries on Gateway mobos. Older ones, but I have seen it. Buy a soldering iron from radio shack for 3.95 and take it out. This will surely clear the cmos. While you are at the shack, buy a small push button normally closed switch and wire it in series with the battery so the next time it only takes 10 seconds to clear.
Question, you can get into the computer, but just can't get into cmos correct? If so I have a program that will clear cmos called killcmos.com It will clear the cmos and you should be able to get into afterwords. I can't belive I forgot about the program, I use it once or twice a month.
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