CMOS Battery?

Date: 2013-02-09 11:11 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi Matt!

Great writeup as always. Can you comment on the rumors going around that removing the CMOS NVRAM battery will make the board bootable again? Obviously that would mean taking apart the laptop to get at the motherboard, which voids the warranty. But for testing the fix, a developer might be willing to give up their warranty to iterate faster.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cdimage/+bug/1040557/comments/23 on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-cdimage/+bug/1040557 is one example of this.
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Power management, mobile and firmware developer on Linux. Security developer at Nebula. Member of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board. Ex-biologist. @mjg59 on Twitter. Content here should not be interpreted as the opinion of my employer.

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