Question about Dell Latitude E5420 Notebook
The dell secure manager/ administrator password
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, The only way for that is to contact dell support. you're gonna need help from a level 2 tech from austin as they're the only one who has the master password for that.
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
Clearing the CMOS will reset the password...
Take the button cell battery out for a few minutes, put it back in, and all settings, including the password, should go back to defaults.
Unfortunately it looks like your BIOS battery is under the keyboard...
Dell has got what looks like decent directions here, for getting at it:
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
SOURCE: dell latitude bios reset
The BIOS setup password is stored in NVRAM and can only be accessed with that password. On the bottom of the laptop there is a Service Tag number. Dell support site can use that number to generate a master password for you. http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn If you need further help please post back. Steve Medley
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
To remove a BIOS password will require the assistance of Dell Tech Support. 800-624-9896 You will have to be able to prove you are an authorized user and if out of warranty a Fee may be involved.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Go to Dell support and download the latest BIOS revision. When you flash the bios it should wipe out the password. The second option is not as appealing.... open up the laptop and remove the CMOS battery for 30 seconds. This is much easier on a desktop, but a proven solution if there is no other way.
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
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