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Machine refuses to power up. Probably needs a new battery.

I have a Quest Roma MS-1209. If I switch it off, remove the battery and wait a couple of days before relacing it, it powers up for a few weeks, then packs up again. I'm scared that one day it won't restart. How do I find a new battery?
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Try "DeMontfords" shop on ebay.co.uk, they sell laptop spares, or try a laptop-spares website, can be very expensive though

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Advent roma 2001 cmos


If you have dissembled the Laptop and searched the motherboard and not found a CMOS battery, perhaps it uses the laptop battery as a power source? You Laptop is a bit weak on support. Try this forum: http://www.adventsupport.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7380

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New laptop has hung cannot switch it off what can i do?


Take out the battery, wait for 5 minutes then try to turn it back on. If it works then try to find out what bad program you were using when that happened then uninstall it.
If it refuses to restart then take your laptop to the seller and ask them to fix it for you - the defect is covered by the warranty.

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I purchased a ProBook 4415s at an FDIC Auction froma failed bank. I got it home, they come with no hard drive, slipped in a new drive and BANG - BIOS Password, I have not found a method to remove it yet. ...


The process of removing a BIOS password is long but not impossible. I've tailor made a solution fit exactly for your predicament.

Important (Please read befor you proceed)
Whichever method you choose when flashing, the BIOS not only the password, but also all the other configuration data will be reset to the factory defaults. So when you are booting for the first time after you have flashed the BIOS, you should enter the CMOS configuration menu and fix up some things. When you boot Windows, it may happen that it finds some new device, because of the new configuration of the BIOS, in this case you'll probably need the Windows installation CD because Windows may ask you for some external files.

WARNING!!! Make sure your laptop is unplugged before opening it up. Ground yourself before handling any components inside a PC to reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge.
If you don't know how to configure your BIOS, don't mess with it. You can damage your PC!! Rather get a qualified technition to hep you.

There are a few ways to reset the BIOS password as listed below.

•Using a manufacturers backdoor password to access the BIOS.
•Reset the CMOS using the jumpers or solder beads.
•Removing the CMOS battery for at least 10 minutes.
•Using a professional service.

Standard BIOS backdoor passwords
The first and easiest way to bypass a BIOS password is to try one of these standard manufacturer's backdoor passwords:

AWARD BIOS
AWARD SW, AWARD_SW, Award SW, AWARD PW, _award, awkward, J64, j256, j262, j332, j322, 01322222, 589589, 589721, 595595, 598598, HLT, SER, SKY_FOX, aLLy, aLLY, Condo, CONCAT, TTPTHA, aPAf, KDD, ZBAAACA, ZAAADA, ZJAAADC, (eight blank spaces), ALFAROME, ALLY, ALLy, aLLY, aLLy, aPAf, award, AWARD?SW, AWKWARD, IOSTAR, CONDO, condo, d8on, djonet, J256, J262, j262, j322, j332, J64, LKWPETER, Lkwpeter, PINT, pint, SER, SKY_FOXSYXZ, SKY_FOX, syxz, SYXZ, TTPTHA, ZAAAADA, djonet, %øåñòü ïpîáåëîâ%, %äåâÿòü ïpîáåëîâ%

AMI BIOS
AMI, A.M.I., AMI SW, AMI_SW, BIOS, PASSWORD, HEWITT RAND, Oder, AAAMMMII, AMI?SW, CONDO, LKWPETER, MI, PASSWORD.

Other passwords you may try (for AMI/AWARD or other BIOSes)
LKWPETER, lkwpeter, BIOSTAR, biostar, BIOSSTAR, biosstar, ALFAROME, Syxz, Wodj

Note: Remember that passwords are Case Sensitive. The last two passwords in the AWARD BIOS list are in Russian.

Phoenix Backdoor BIOS Passwords
BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, PHOENIX

Other Manufcaturers Backdoor Passwords: (manufacturer name - password)
VOBIS and IBM - merlin
Dell - Dell
Biostar - Biostar
Compaq - Compaq
Enox - xo11nE
Epox - central
Freetech - Posterie
IWill - iwill
Jetway - spooml
Packard Bell - bell9
QDI - QDI
Siemens - SKY_FOX
SOYO - SY_MB
TMC - BIGO
Toshiba - Toshiba

If you have access to MS-DOS
You can reset the BIOS to its default values using the MS-DOS tool DEBUG (type DEBUG at the command prompt. 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:

AMI/AWARD BIOS
O 70 17
O 71 17
Q

PHOENIX BIOS
O 70 FF
O 71 17
Q

GENERIC
Invalidates CMOS RAM.
Should work on all AT motherboards
(XT motherboards don't have CMOS)
O 70 2E
O 71 FF
Q

Note: The first letter is a "O" not the number "0". The numbers which follow are two bytes in hex format.

Resetting BIOS via hardware (CMOS jumpers and CMOS battery)
If you can't get into Windows and the standard backdoor passwords didn't work then you will need to flash the BIOS via the motherboard's hardware.

NOTE: Please read the important note at the begining of this section before to try any of these methods.

Using the jumpers to reset the BIOS password and settings
The best way to flash the BIOS via hardware is to plug, unplug, or switch a jumper on the motherboard, (if the jumper is normally on position 1-2, you have to put it on position 2-3, or viceversa). The 3-pin jumper should near the power supply on the motherboard, typically labeled "clear cmos" or "reset bios". To find the correct jumper you should read the motherboard's manual.
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Once you've located the correct jumper, switch it (or plug or unplug it, depending from what the manual says) while the computer is turned OFF. Wait a couple of seconds then put the jumper back to its original position.
If after flashing the BIOS, the computer won't boot when you turn it on, turn it off, and wait some seconds before to retry.

Removing the CMOS battery
If you can't find the jumper or if it doesn't exist, you can remove the battery that keeps the BIOS memory powered. It's a button-size battery somewhere on the motherboard.

The laptop CMOS battery is shown below.
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Disconnect it for 15-30 minutes or more, then reinsert it and the data in the BIOS memory should be reset. If at first it doesn't work, try to remove the battery overnight. Once the battery has been reinserted power up the PC and see if the reset was successful.

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My notebook refuses to turn on, i've switch outlets, double check that all connections are curretly connected, I've taken the battery off waited a few then put it back on - but still nothing, it just wont...


There are a few possible causes.
  • Your computer is coming on, but your screen is out and you just cant tell. You should see light come on and hear a few noises from the cd drive and hard drive.
  • Your power supply is bad (the corded thinggy)
  • Your battery is bad and has damaged the cord too.
  • The plug in the back of the computer is damaged (Possibly from a bad battery melting the connector)
  • You computer has lightning/surge damage and is just broken
  • The motherboard has failed completely
First, test the simple things.
  1. Remove your battery and try to start with only the cord.
  2. Check the plug that the power supply plugs into. Is it loose does it wiggle? It may need replaced/repaired
  3. Plug the power cord back in and wiggle do any of the light flicker? This may confirm step 2.
  4. Take your computer to a simple repair shop and see if they have a power supply you can try. REMOVE your battery first. If it works, great! Get the power supply.
  5. If none of these are the problem, leave the computer at the repair place for them to look at. There are a few other problems, but you probably cant check those yourself.

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I have a compaq armada but dont know the power on password how can i fix


Try this remove the main battery and mains power supply, hit the power switch to drain any retained charge. then remove the cmos battery. The cmos battery is on the right under the panel at the top of the keyboard, which can be popped out by gently levering it up at the edges. the key board can then be folded clear, watch for the ribbon cable under it that connects to the motherboard.no other way i know of. You might want to check this location first get to the cmos battery via the removable panel on the bottom right front of the case (other side from the battery). first remove the main battery. next remove the panel, under it you will see a modem card, remove the modem card and you should see the cmos battery to the right side its loke a big watch battery. there will be a connector on the wires going to the battery. remove this to disconnect it. now just push the start button with the machine un plugged, just to discharge any residual power. wait a couple of minutes then reconnect the cmos battery then the modem card, then the main battery. plug it in and start it up. the screen will come up with something like "cmos bad checksum, defaults loaded" do not worry this is normal. if it doesn't start normally, switch it off by holding the on button down until it goes off then restart. it should be fine after that, password gone. you can then get into your bios and set it up to your liking. I recommend not putting in a password. Let me know if this works for you.
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How to reset bios


1. On the motherboard there is a small watch battery. Remove this battery along with the power cable from the power supply. Hold down the power button to fully discharge the system. Wait 2-3 minutes then reinstall the battery and plug in your system. Your reset is now complete

2. Some motherboards have a 3 pin jumper by the battery. Lets say that the jumper is on pins 2 and 3. Remove the jumper while the machine is OFF and place onto pins 1 and 2. Power on your machine for a minute. (Note: Your system will not POST). Shutdown your machine and put the jumper back to pins 2 and 3. Your reset is now complete

I really hope this can help you.

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Systems refuses to boot while the power is still on. It appears it is in a sleeping mode


If the power is on, what is it you are trying to do?
If you are running Vista, there sometimes is a problem waking up from hibernation.
To restart the computer, you need to unplug it and remove the battery.
After waiting maybe a minute or so, replace the battery and plug it back in and see if it starts.

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remove cmos battery and wait about 10-15 min. That should help. Remove also power cord and battery

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Please I need help. I was using my Hp laptop to play music when it went off and refuse to restart. I removed the battery and re-inserted it again but it still refuse to start then I observed that there was...


Sounds to me like you need a new battery. There are a couple of other things it could be (i.e. the ac power cord) but it is most likely a battery-related issue.

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POWER UP


Remove the battery and just connect the power cord to the machine.

check if its powering on, if its not powering on then its most probably a mother board issue and will have to repaired

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