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Resetting/Removing BIOS password April 30, 2007

Posted by ronandi in Hardware.

In BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), sometimes a password is set. This may have been done by a parent that is locking up your computer, or may have just been set by yourself. CMOS batteryNevertheless, forgetting your BIOS password, or not knowing it at all, can be a real pain. In order to reset this password, several scripts or programs may be found online. However, many people are not aware of the fact that this password can be removed by just removing a small battery from the inside of your computer. If you are going to attempt to do this, please do so entirely at our own risk. Whenever you open up your computer, be sure to discharge any static that may be held by you. You can simply do this by wearing an “anti-static band” around your wrist, or by simply touching the metal frame on the exterior of your computer. In fact, you may want to do this on a floor without carpet. Also, be sure to constantly discharge even while working inside. Anyway, before opening your computer, be sure to unplug it. Afterwards, go ahead and open it up. Now, look on the motherboard of your computer for a small coin-sized battery (See picture). Now, simply remove this battery for about 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, replace the battery to its original location and close up your computer. Now, when you plug in your computer and start it up again, you shouldn’t have any trouble with the BIOS password as it should have been removed.

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1. kovo - May 24, 2007

I got a laptop from ebay and an ex-girl friend set a bios password on it when we split up… I found that the computer has a trusted platform chip that wont reset by the internal battery… dell wont help me because the computer is not in my name and the guy on ebay wont get back to me

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