How to Replace CMOS Battery on Motherboard

Howard desktops contain materials and components requiring selective treatment for recycling. The product contains mass storage devices that are not soldered to the motherboard.
Information on how to identify and locate these materials and components are below:

Printed Circuit Board Locations:

1x Motherboard = Center of System Case, remove securing screws with standard Phillips screw driver. 

1x Power Supply Unit= Top of System Case, remove securing screws with standard Phillips screw driver. 

Plastics with Brominated Flame Retardants = None Present

External Electrical Cable = AC power cable, plugs into Power Supply Unit

M.2 mass storage device:

Example M.2 mass storage device

The steps on how to locate and replace the M.2 mass storage are below.

1. Find the location of M.2 mass storage on motherboard. See Fig. 1

2. Use a standard Phillips head screw driver to remove the screw securing the M.2 to the motherboard.

Coin-style CMOS battery:

The steps on how to locate and replace this battery are below.

1. Find the location of CMOS battery on motherboard. See Fig. 2

2. There is a latch used to secure battery on CMOS battery holder. See Fig. 3

3. Press the latch down with a screwdriver. See Fig. 4

4. Batter automatically pops up when loose. See Fig.

5. Remove the battery and replace with a new battery.
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DO NOT throw the button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

If you have batteries to recycle from Howard systems, please contact your salesperson or call 1-888-912-3151.  There is no fee for recycling, just pay for shipping. 

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