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Power-on Password I have a COMPAQ Armanda E500 that I got from a yard sale That I found later has power-on password.The folks can not remember the password.Any idea on a workaround on this issue?.Thanks

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You can get around this however it's not to easy. You would have to take the unit apart and locate the BIOS chip, this chip needs to pulled out, aswell as removing the the CR2032 battery which stores time and date on the computer. Leave both of these removed for a few minutes and re-install. This should wipe the password out. Like I said though it's not something that's easily done. Good Luck Hope this helps. L8R

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