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How do u remove the startup passwd on old IBM 350 desktop?

I get three beeps before the request to enter the password. Password was set five years ago and of course I do not remember.

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  • ncba Jan 17, 2009

    Is the solution for a laptop? I though the fix for a desktop was to reset the jumbers. if so, how?



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Remove the CMOS battery for about 5 minutes

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Jan 17, 2009

    Without the exact model number I cannot give you the jumper location, so I suggested the CMOS battery. There is a jumper .. could you give me the exact model number ?



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