Well I really d!cked this one up... Murphy's law is alive and well
I got some new CR2032s to slide in to the tabs on my T series that have dead CMOS batteries (3 or 4 machines).
First, those tabs are welded on with the strength of hercules! I didn't break the wires off, but i did manage to pull the whole contraption out of the tiny socket on the machine.
After i finally got the tabs off and taped back to the new battery, i attempted to re-attach the tiny white tab to the nearly hidden connector. I think i got it lined up and pushed the back of the connector against the receptacle with a flat blade screwdriver. What was Murphy's law on this ? -
"If it jams, force it, if it breaks it needed replacing anyway"
Well, I broke of the little white receptacle and it's rattling around inside the machine.
It still boots, but if I power it off it will reset to dafaults in the BIOS and will need date / time updated. That's not too bad, but I'm also concerned that if I put a POPW or Supervisor PW, it might Fubar the BIOS.
Is this fixable if i can get the machine apart? *****Expletives removed by Moderator***** engineers