Compaq Presario 1080 RTC Battery

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I have the above shown laptop and it doesn't want to boot.  A screen
message says the RTC batery needs replacing.  If I leave it powered for
a while it will boot after I reset the CMOS defaults so it appears to
be okay except for that battery.  Oddly, though, the system clock has
never lost the correct date/time.

I've found the battery online and I've put cmos batteries into desktop
computers before but never a laptop.  I'm not sure where the battery
goes or even how to get the case open.  Any advice on this would be
greatly appreciated.



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