1.    25 Nov 2016 #1
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    How to reset the BIOS settings if there's no CMOS battery or jumper?


    Hey guys,

    So, I have this friend who messed up the BIOS settings on his Acer Aspire 5745G and now the laptop turns on but it's just a black screen. He said that he switched from his onboard video to his discreet video card and that's when the problem occurred. I know I can just remove the CMOS battery or short the 3 pin jumper with something metal to reset the BIOS settings but the problem is that I can't find either of these. It's really strange, I even brought out the whole motherboard and I still couldn't find it. I think I read somewhere there's a another way of resetting the settings but I can't remember it. Any help on this?
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  2.    25 Nov 2016 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleRow View Post
    Hey guys,

    So, I have this friend who messed up the BIOS settings on his Acer Aspire 5745G and now the laptop turns on but it's just a black screen. He said that he switched from his onboard video to his discreet video card and that's when the problem occurred. I know I can just remove the CMOS battery or short the 3 pin jumper with something metal to reset the BIOS settings but the problem is that I can't find either of these. It's really strange, I even brought out the whole motherboard and I still couldn't find it. I think I read somewhere there's a another way of resetting the settings but I can't remember it. Any help on this?

    This may help, from Google:Reset Acer Aspire 5745g Bios - YouTube
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  3.    25 Nov 2016 #3
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    I'm sorry but that doesn't help at all. I said there's just a black screen, nothing can be seen.
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  4.    25 Nov 2016 #4
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    Did you see the instructions below the video to use f2 to enter bios, then f9 to set defaults and f10 to save the defaults. You don't need to see a display to accomplish that.
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  5.    25 Nov 2016 #5
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    Oh, my bad. I didn't look at the description and I wasn't even paying attention to what he was saying. I'll try this tomorrow with my friend. It's the same laptop so hopefully it'll work. Thanks!
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  6.    25 Nov 2016 #6
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    Many laptops/tablets hide or eliminate the BIOS reset jumper. It's not there or not marked as such. Not like it is on a desktop PC. Mainly to prevent a thief from easily resetting the BIOS/Boot password and getting access. Even removing the BIOS battery will prevent those settings from being reset. Other settings like boot order etc will be returned to defaults though when you remove the CMOS battery. Every laptop I've disassembled has had a CMOS battery, Usually its several batteries in a pack to prolong their effective life. Replacing them can be a real PITA.
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  7.    26 Nov 2016 #7
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    See this http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disass...e-5745-laptop/

    Accessing and removing the CMOS battery is simple if the laptop is like this one.
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