Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
How can I find my bios-password?
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Removing the battery
You can remove the battery that keeps the BIOS memory alive. It's a button-size battery somewhere on the motherboard (on elder computers the battery could be a small, typically blue, cylinder soldered to the motherboard, but usually has a jumper on its side to disconnect it, otherwise you'll have to unsolder it and then solder it back). Take it away for 15-30 minutes or more, then put it back and the data contained into the BIOS memory should be volatilized. I'd suggest you to remove it for about one hour to be sure, because if you put it back when the data aren't erased yet you'll have to wait more time, as you've never removed it. If at first it doesn't work, try to remove the battery overnight.
Important note: in laptop and notebooks you don't have to remove the computer's power batteries (which would be useless), but you should open your computer and remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
Thank you for contacting Fixya. To reset the password you need to interchange the jumpers. Where as in desktop systems you can remove the cmos battery and reset the password. But in laptops there is no way. Interchange the jumpers and it will automatically resets the password. So for that, Please click on the below link or copy the URL and paste it in your web browser. And follow the steps.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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