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Motherboard I am trying to find which Gateway motherboard I have to see if it has a BIOS reset switch. I was working on my son's computer. I cleaned off all his stuff, ITunes, steam, ect... and I took out the cards we put in like the video upgrade card, linksys, wintv.... I then made a save point for the system restore. All was well. I then put the linksys card back in trying to hook up to the router but I did it while the computer was on, which may or may not have caused the computer to go down. I turned off the computer then on several times to try and reboot. Nothing. I did the off/on so much that the blue on light went out. It will not boot up. Someone said to see if it has a reset on the motherboard. The board has KTBC5IGLF in big letters on it. Any suggestions?

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Bad idea changing pci cards when the board is live, if youre lucky and it works, look for a 3 pin terminal with a jumper on it labeled JBAT1 CLRCMOS or CLRCLK or similair, put jumper across the pin unused and then back again normally pins 2-3 then back to 1-2

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You can bet that the motherboard is dead now. You should never plug or unplug any interior component while the PC is running and/ or plugged into any power source for that matter.

First shut down the computer, unplug it from the wall, wait a minute for any electrical serge to dissipate. Then it's okay to fiddle with the interior components.

Note: Most interior components are sensitive to static electricity, so use caution and avoid handling and/ or touching sensitive areas of components, i.e. PC Boards and conductive areas. Also, as precaution you should invest in a anti-static wrist band.

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Remove bios password

BIOS, which stands for Basic Input Output System, is the most low-level operating system on your computer.

BIOS is responsible for automatically performing a number of tasks, such as setting the clock speed of your computer's processor and determining the timings of your computer's memory.

Resetting a BIOS password on your Gateway computer can be accomplished in multiple ways, so choose the one that best fits your situation.

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Navigate to and attempt to use the master passwords contained therein (see below).

These are BIOS passwords built into the system that can be used by technicians and other service personnel when working on an otherwise locked computer.
Contact Gateway and speak to a customer service representative about obtaining a master password for your particular model if none of the passwords in Step 1 work (see below).


Open your computer case using a Phillips screwdriver (or no screwdriver at all if you have a case that supports screwless entry).

Look in your operating manual for the location of the BIOS chip on the motherboard.
Remove this chip by gently wedging the screwdriver beneath it and prying it off the motherboard.

Wait five minutes and place the chip back into position on the motherboard.
This will reset the memory, removing the password and allowing you access to your computer.

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At command prompt type debug
you will get a - prompt where you can type the fallowing (<enter> means hit enter, not type enter*)
JB 103 <ENTER>
<ENTER> just hit enter on this line

Basic BIOS password crack - works 9.9 times out of ten

This is a password hack but it clears the BIOS such that the next time you start the PC, the CMOS does not ask for any password. Now if you are able to bring the DOS prompt up, then you will be able to change the BIOS setting to the default. To clear the CMOS do the following:
Get DOS prompt and type:
DEBUG hit enter
-o 70 2e hit enter
-o 71 ff hit enter
-q hit enter
exit hit enter
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Flashing BIOS via software
If you have access to the computer when it's turned on, you could try one of those programs that remove the password from the BIOS, by invalidating its memory.
However, it might happen you don't have one of those programs when you have access to the computer, so you'd better learn how to do manually what they do. You can reset the BIOS to its default values using the MS-DOS tool DEBUG (type DEBUG at the command prompt. You'd better do it in pure MS-DOS mode, not from a MS-DOS shell window in Windows). Once you are in the debug environment enter the following commands:
O 70 17
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O 71 17
Invalidates CMOS RAM.
Should work on all AT motherboards
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O 70 2E
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Note that the first letter is a "O" not the number "0". The numbers which follow are two bytes in hex format.
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The canonical way to flash the BIOS via hardware is to plug, unplug, or switch a jumper on the motherboard (for "switching a jumper" I mean that you find a jumper that joins the central pin and a side pin of a group of three pins, you should then unplug the jumper and then plug it to the central pin and to the pin on the opposite side, so if the jumper is normally on position 1-2, you have to put it on position 2-3, or vice versa). This jumper is not always located near to the BIOS, but could be anywhere on the motherboard.

To find the correct jumper you should read the motherboard's manual.
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If you don't have the motherboard's manual, you'll have to "brute force" it... trying out all the jumpers. In this case, try first the isolated ones (not in a group), the ones near to the BIOS, and the ones you can switch (as I explained before). If all them fail, try all the others. However, you must modify the status of only one jumper per attempt, otherwise you could damage the motherboard (since you don't know what the jumper you modified is actually meant for). If the password request screen still appear, try another one.

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