Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
If your system BIOS password was set and your forget it or if say another person or child set it you can reset the password with the steps below. This requires partially opening the case and shorting a part of the motherboard. If you are not comfortable doing this, get a technician to do it.
1) Remove Laptop Battery
2) Take off Memory Cover
3) Using two thumbs spread clips to outside and
pull out RAM memory. Repeat this if you have 2 modules.
4) Gently remove the vinyl cover on the motherboard. Be careful because it can rip.
5) Position the laptop so that the memory slots are facing away from you. Look for the silkscreen marking, "J1". Inside the square next to it looks like two E's one inside the other. Take a wire and short these Es out and place the other end of the wire on the case post located in the center top. Hold for about 15-20 seconds.
6) Put the vinyl cover back on.
7) Place back your RAM memory
8) Put the cover back on.
9) Put battery back in.
10) Turn the unit on, it should mention that the CMOS was reset. You should see a selection of F1
or F2 for setup. Using the F2 gets you into the Bios
menu where you reset the time and date. Then Tab over to
the Security setting tab and change your passwords. Now
hit F10 key to save the settings and your computer should reboot.
Your BIOS password should now be complete.
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