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Battery Bridge?

By elidreamer ·
I was having some problems with my laptop. One part of one of the suggestions was to disconnect the "batter bridge" this is a Gateway **00 solo. What the heck is a battery bridge? I've looked at documentation that came with the laptop and see nosuch thing. At this point the only question I'm asking here is, "What is a battery bridge (and where do I find it)?" Thanks

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by donmars In reply to Battery Bridge?

ok, I do not know gateway laptops and so do not know where the battery bridge is but I am fairly certain that refers to clearing the cmos. I may be so you should try going to the Gateway website where you should find help go here: http://www.gateway.com/support/index.shtml

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by Avskanth In reply to Battery Bridge?

There are thee main categories of computer batteries:
"Backup battery". Commonly be referred to as the CMOS battery. This battery is what holds your computers computer settings such as the time on date. This allows your computer to remember your settings which allows you not to have to enter the CMOS settings each time you turn on your computer.
"Bridge battery". This battery is only found within portable computers and is used as a
temporarily backup for the main battery. This allows you to remove the main battery and replace it with a good battery without having to turn off the computer.
"Main battery". The main battery is also only found within portable computers and is
used as an alternate source of power for portable use. This allows you to use the computer without having a direct power source.
Your Gateway **00 solo has the bridge battery capability along with main battery in the battery space on the bottom of your laptop. Visit the following weblinks for
specifications and illustrated diagrams (comparing to 9300 Gateway series laptop):

http://www.gateway.com/support/product/portable/Solo_Series/P9100/P910003.shtml
http://www.gateway.com/support/product/portable/Solo_Series/p9300/p930012.shtml
http://www.gateway.com/support/product/portable/Solo_Series/p9300/p9300bt.shtml

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by donmars In reply to Battery Bridge?

The Gateway web site makes reference to a Bridge Battery, is this what you mean? A Battery Bridge would imply a whole different ball of wax. The bridge is the backup battery so maybe they want you to remove the backup battery. If the documentation refers to a "battery bridge" that may be a type-o. At first I thought they wanted you to clear the cmos by removing the "battery bridge" some type of jumper I thought, but on further investigation I discovered the Bridge battery (backup battery). Thisis Gateways name for the backup battery and removing it would... yes clear your cmos. So there you have it, remove the backup battery to clear your cmos! I refer you to this page and do ctrl F and find bridge battery: http://www.gateway.com/support/product/portable/solo_series/p9300e/p9300e03.shtml
I hope this answers your questions.

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by donmars In reply to Battery Bridge?

PS the backup battery would be somewhere inside the laptop, you gotta open it up. It would be a small 3.6 volt thingy maybe looking like an oversized watch battery(nickle sized)

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