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Bios reset i have acer laptop acer aspire 1350. i cleared the bios password and could not reset the bios because i cant enter in bios because it is asking for password. what should i do to reset the bios and to enter in bios. any command to enter in bios. Only it is displaying f2 option to enter in bios but when i press f2 or leave it , it just shows system disabled after 3 trials. i need a command to enter in bios. I will be grateful for this help.

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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    i cannot enter the cmos bios setup because i forgot my password

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    my system BIOS password will be blocked how to open the BIOS

  • mdstrable Jan 15, 2009

    I need to update my motherboard bios on a Optiplex GX150 from version a01 to A11 but the password is keeping me from doing so, HELP

  • casybaby Jan 27, 2009

    i have the optiplex gx280 and it shows the set up option but will go straight to password required

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As another option you could try resetting the jumper. Some boards save the password regardless unless the reset the BIOS by using the resetting jumper. Refer to the motherboard's manual for further information on how to do this.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006

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    Dimitri Griparis Nov 18, 2010

    could you direct us to the jumper on the motherboard to clear the cmos we have searched and not found it.
    Thank you

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When you say you cleared the bios password, did you actually remove the cmos battery for about 15 minutes or did you just delete the old password, as acer normally protect the password and sections of the bios, removing the battery or shorting it is normally the only way.

Posted on Oct 10, 2006

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    Dimitri Griparis Nov 18, 2010

    this would work if there was a cmos battery or jumper but on this model of laptop they are nowhere to be found. Please direct us if you know the location of where they might be. Thank you

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SOURCE: bios password

You need to open the laptop cover to remove the battery to reset the cmos/bios setup.

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SOURCE: asking for bios password I have no password

Hello:

Unfortunely someone has put a boot password on the system. The only way to get rid of the password is to remove the CMOS Battery backup. This battery can be found inside the unit so opening it up is the only to get to it. It is a nickel sized battery. Turn on the unit while this battery is out of the unit, wait unitl u get wrong time message. then turn off the unit reinstall the battery and all passwords will be gone.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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SOURCE: hi, I updated the BIOS

It sounds like the BIOS may have failed, which is very difficult to fix unfortuately. If a corrupted BIOS will not allow you to boot at all, you will either have to have the BIOS chip removed and flashed manually, or replaced with a new BIOS chip.

There are other possibilities however.

Do you hear any system beeps at startup? If so, that generally indicates your BIOS is still functional, and one or more BIOS settings may have been corrupted. If this is the case try hooking the laptop up to an external monitor. If your BIOS flash changed the screen output settings it might be preventing it from displaying on the laptop LCD.

As far as getting your assignment, you can put the harf frive into a destop computer and retrieve your files that way for the time being.

To remove the hard drive:
***Unplug the Laptop and Remove the Battery*** It may appear to be off, but it's better to be safe than sorry. On the bottom of your laptop there is a panel in the shape of an 'L', which should have 5 screws. Unscrew all 5 screws and remove the panel. You will see your harddrive in a metal cage. Remove the necessary screws and remove the harddrive by sliding it out of it's connector, then lifting it out. You should now be able to plug your HD into any computer with SATA hookups (make the connections with the power off). Now you should be able to power up the computer and access your files.

Hope this is helpful!

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