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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: i forgot my bios password
Laptops often do not have a dedicated CMOS battery, but use a hardwired device which you have to unsolder and solder back.
You don't want to do that without some decent experience.
There are two basic kinds of passwords that will be prompted for by the IBM BIOS, computer and HDD. (You can tell the difference by the icon prompt).
If this is a HDD password, there are no options for recovery in the US. Federal laws prohibit possession of the software to access the secure portion of the disk. The computer passwords are also not able to be cleared locally.
The unit can be sent to an IBM's maintenance and support center and they will either clear the PW or in some cases replace the planar. If you just purchased the laptop, contact the previous owner for the passwords. If not, then sending it in for maintenance is your best bet.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
You can bypass the password, but it does require contacting Dell to get the information:
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
u got to replace ur BIOS. but der r ways to recover the BIOS password using default passwords, i need to get to know ur MOTHERBOARD build.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
You need to contact your pc manufacturer.
Tell them to provide you with the steps to remove and reseat the CMOS battery.
Then remove and reseat the CMOS battery which holds the BIOS password.
This step will remove the password.
Issue is resolved :)
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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