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Looking the Bios Chip on a Dell Insprion 5000 Motherboard.

Can some one tell me where the H@%# is the bios securtiy chip is on the insprion 5000 laptop. I took it all apart and I can't find it on the motherboard. I'm trying to reset the bios password.

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  • normanlewis0 Nov 25, 2008

    Do anyone know where the bios battery or chip is on the motherboard?


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Find the bios battery and remove it for al least an hour, make sure the laptop battery is removed and AC power is unplugged

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 25, 2008

    this is what a laptop bois battery looks like

    good luck


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Once the Service manual is opened. Go to the: System board section. Then scroll down to Replacing the Coin-Cell Battery Click on the link...That is the BIOS chip battery. The actual BIOS chip is not a removable chip on that particular motherboard, but a soldered in place chip located on the opposite side (surface of the motherboard) right near that coin-cell battery location. That chip may be reflashed w/ the latest BIOS by downloading the latest BIOS.bin file avail. from DELL at the following Drivers link.
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Or go to: Choose Support>Look on the bottom of the laptop for Service Tag: Number or Tag: and enter the # printed there usually a short combo of letters and #'s. Or you can have it scan for the tag # by installing the provided program. Then once you are at the Inspiron 1764 location>Enter your Operating System Version or flavor installed>Choose Drivers. In the Drivers section choose BIOS, and look for the highest BIOS Version Number and latest file date created.

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And should a new preprogrammed BIOS chip be required to UNBRICK THE MOBO, for the Inspiron 1764. One can be purchased on ebay at the following link, but should only be installed by a VERY qualified technician. (Notice it says on their pic....New chip to be soldered on board). That takes skill to properly handle, desolder and resolder the chip properly. DELL and others can also reflash bricked BIOS CHIPS. Chips that were flashed incorrectly turning the motherboard into the dreaded doorstop.

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Some PC's/Laptops come with support discs that include a bios utility for just this sort of situation, again Dell will be able to tell you if such a facility exists for your Laptop, and you could also try looking on Ebay.

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