Where is CMOS battery on Toshiba Satellite L55D-B5364
This model of Toshiba Satellite lacks an access panel on the bottom of the laptop, so I removed the bottom panel of the laptop. However, nowhere on the motherboard can I see any coin cells that would identify the CMOS battery for me. I checked under the RAM and HDD, and there wasn't anything there, either. It's starting to look grim. Either it's under the blower, which seems unlikely since clearance would have to be nil, or, ugghh, it's on the top side of the motherboard just underneath the keyboard assembly.
Toshiba support refused to give me any information regarding where the CMOS battery is for this model, which I thought was in bad form. It's out of warranty, I need to replace the CMOS battery. Why should I have to move heaven and earth to do so? And no information forthcoming from the manufacturer?
Has anyone ever changed the CMOS on one of these? It's only about 2 years old, so I wouldn't have thought the CMOS could have gone bad. I've had them last 10 years in my desktops. Is the top bezel separable from the keyboard on this model? This model is a bit different in that the top bezel has holes cut where the keys protrude from, so there is no panel to remove to expose the keyboard and what lies beneath without removing the entire top panel, if that is possible. I hope that this isn't where other manufacturers are going in the future. Really terrible design. It's almost as if they tried to make it as difficult as possible to do any maintenance on this machine. Almost...