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      Clear CMOS procedure - NetVista / ThinkCentre

      Before proceeding, be sure to review the safety information.

      NOTE:  Systems with Vpro / AMT, once the CMOS jumper has been moved over from pins 1&2, over to Pins 2&3, if the battery is removed while the power cord is unplugged from the power supply,

                 all AMT setting will be cleared.

      1. Turn off the computer and any attached devices, such as printers, monitors, and external drives.
      2. Unplug all power cords from electrical outlets, and remove the cover.
      3. Locate the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper on the system board.
      4. If necessary, remove any adapters that impede access to the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper.
      5. Move the jumper from the standard position (pins 1 and 2) to pins 2 and 3.
      6. Replace any adapters that were removed.
      7. Replace the cover.
      8. Reconnect the power cords for the computer and monitor to electrical outlets.
      9. Restart the computer, leave it on for approximately 10 seconds.
      10. Turn off the computer by holding the power switch for approximately 5 seconds.
      11. Unplug the power cords from electrical outlets.
      12. Remove the cover.
      13. If necessary, remove any adapters that impede access to the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper.
      14. Return the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper to its original position.
      15. Replace any adapters that were removed.
      16. Replace the cover and reconnect any cables that were disconnected.
      17. Turn on the computer. The computer should sound 2 beeps. The time and date should need to be set. If not, the procedure did not work.
      18. After resetting the date, time, and saving the settings, exit the System Configuration Utility.


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      • Alias ID: MIGR-52235
      • Document ID: HT036531
      • Last Updated :04 Dec 2014
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