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I want to find/locate cmos battery on Cambridge sciences starpad 9.7 motherboard Any ideas. need to disable to get back to root. tried disconnecting battery no joy. Still just a Frisbee.

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Perhaps you will be the first to disovery where it is. There is no information found on the web for your model.

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Hi...

You can locate the battery in the motherboard. Open you CPU casing you can see there a battery which is a circle shape that is located in South Bridge of the motherboard.

Good luck!

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The CMOS battery is the 1 inch stainless battery in the motherboard. removing it and then returning it back resets already the CMOS settings.

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Bios passwords


Locate Phoenix BIOS Passwords

The basic input/output system, or BIOS, is a program that acts as a digital liaison, managing communications between peripherals and the operating system.

Because the BIOS is critical to the operation of a PC, some computer manufacturers and workplaces employ a password for security.

If the password is lost or has been reset through electrostatic discharge, it would be impossible to guess without the aid of computer forensics.

Sometimes you can gain access to the BIOS through the keyboard, depending on the computer, but typically the solution is mechanical.

Contact your computer manufacturer.
All computer manufacturers have websites with technical support available.
1
Have your computer model number and serial number ready.
If the manufacturer is unable to help locate a password, standard back-door passwords may help.

2

So-called back-door passwords may help you access the BIOS. Try using the following back-door passwords to access the BIOS: phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS. BIOS passwords are case sensitive.

3 Contact the motherboard's manufacturer if the back-door passwords failed.
Find the motherboard's website for technical support.
You will need to open the computer case if you do not know the motherboard brand.
4
Electrostatic discharge can reset a BIOS password.
Shutdown and unplug the computer.
Unplug the monitor and all peripherals from the PC, including speakers and USB devices.

Ground yourself by wearing an antistatic wristband clipped to the metal case, or touch something metal before you open the case.
Use the screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws from the case. Look for the motherboard, the largest circuit board inside, attached to one side of the case.
5

Printing on a motherboard can be hard to see without a magnifying glass. Examine the motherboard for a brand name.

A good place to start searching is near the processor, the large square box on the motherboard. A flashlight and magnifying glass are especially useful for a clear view of the motherboard.
The brand name could be printed anywhere or, sometimes, not at all.
6
The motherboard battery is round and fairly flat. Locate the CMOS battery while you have the case open.

If contacting the motherboard manufacturer failed, you will have to remove the battery.
The battery is circular, about the size of a dime, but as thick as two to three stacked dimes.

Do not disconnect or remove anything yet. Removing the CMOS Battery

7
Note the location of any cables that need to be disconnected. Use the digital camera to take pictures of the motherboard, or sketch the location of cables and connectors.
f any components or cables need to be moved or unplugged to reach the battery, you want to remember their exact location.
8
Leave the battery out for at least 20 minutes. Remove the CMOS battery carefully so as not to snap or break the clamps.
Leave the battery out for 20 to 25 minutes to allow the capacitors to completely discharge any memory. Avoid touching anything else in the computer.
9
Tighten the case screws when done. Return the battery to the motherboard, and reconnect any cables that were disconnected in the case. Close the computer case and tighten the screws.
10
Look for the setup message on the monitor. Turn on the computer and closely watch the monitor for the "Entering Setup" message that appears before Windows starts.

The message will tell you which key to press to enter the BIOS setup.
You may need to reboot a few times to see the message, as it appears on the screen for just a few seconds.
11
Carefully read the settings information on the monitor. Follow the directions on the monitor for changing the date, boot sequence, and any other settings.

Work slowly and read the screen directions thoroughly.
Be alert and cautious.

Once the settings are saved, the system will start, and the password will have been removed.
http://www.computerhope.com/help/phoenix.htm
Phoenix BIOS help and simulation


Reset a Phoenix BIOS Password


The Phoenix BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a simple program that resides on the CMOS ROM (Read Only Memory) chip on a computer system's motherboard.

There are a couple of major BIOS manufacturers, including Phoenix. Each BIOS contains a set of initial parameters that can be set using a simple text interface.

A security feature is built into the program that allows the computer user to set a password for the BIOS.

When activated, the computer will not complete the booting up process until the password is entered. If the password is unknown, then it must be reset in order to gain access to the computer.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
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Turn off the computer and unplug all cables from the back of the case, labeling each one if it isn't color coded. This must include the power cable, which should also be unplugged from the wall or power strip.
·2

Open the computer case by removing the screws on the back that hold the side panel on the frame.
Some systems will use thumb screws and no tools will be required.
However, most computer systems will require the use of a Phillips head screwdriver.
·3

Locate the CMOS battery.
It will be located near the CMOS chip and looks like a large watch battery (see the link below).
http://www.dewassoc.com/support/bios/bios_password.htm

Check to see if there is a three-pin jumper switch near the CMOS battery as well.

It is only present on some motherboards and will be used in step 4 if it is there.
·4

Remove the CMOS battery.
Leave the battery out for 30 minutes to allow any residual electricity in the CMOS ROM to discharge.

This will effectively reset all settings in the CMOS to default values and clear the password.

If the three-pin jumper is present, leave the CMOS battery in place.
Move the jumper on the pins from the side it is on to the opposite pins.

Then attach the power cord and reboot the system.

It will not boot up but actually clear the CMOS settings.

Remove the power cord and move the jumper back to its original pins. ·5

Re-attach the computer system cover and replace the screws holding it in place.


Re-attach all of the cables to the back of the computer and reboot.
Your Phoenix BIOS password is now reset and you will be able to boot into your operating system.

You may need to re-enter the CMOS settings if it doesn't recognize all of your components such as expanded memory or DVD drives, etc.

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I forgot my bios password, i want to reset my bios password


A. By Removing the CMOS Battery:

cmos_battery.jpg Almost all motherboards use a small coin sized CMOS battery to store all BIOS settings along with the password. To reset the password, unplug the PC, open the cabinet and remove the CMOS battery for approx. 15-30 minutes and then put it back. It'll reset all BIOS settings as well as the password and you'll need to re-enter all settings.
If it fails, then try to remove the battery for at least one hour.
B. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

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How to Disable Acer Travelmate 240 BIOS Password?


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To disable the bios password on your laptop, you will need to remove the cmos battery on your laptop for some minutes and insert back, the cmos battery is located on the motherboard of your laptop, once the cmos battery is removed from the motherboard for some minutes, the bios password will be reset, and the bios password will be disable.

Take care.

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Reset power on password jumper


Motherboard Jumpers:
Some, but not all, motherboard manufacturers provide a set of three jumpers on their motherboards that provide you with the ability to clear the Bios/CMOS settings, thereby allowing them to be reset. For the most part this is used when the Bios/CMOS data becomes scrambled and you need to clear the Bios/CMOS in order to return the computer to a functional state. This same procedure, however, can be used to clear passwords from the Bios/CMOS setup. Typically a jumper will be found across pins #1 and #2 as the default position, and by shutting the computer down, unplugging the power cord and then moving the jumper so that it is across pins #2 and #3 will clear the Bios/CMOS settings.
Here's an example of a Supermicro PIIISEA motherboard.
piiisea_jump.jpgAs you can see from the picture, we have added two small red arrows. The arrow to the left denotes the location of the "Clear CMOS" jumpers, while the red arrow to the right denotes the location of the CMOS battery.
Here are the procedures if the jumpers are present on the motherboard:
  • Locate, if possible, the instruction booklet for your motherboard. If you cannot locate the booklet, then user the motherboard references on this site to locate the manufacturer and see if a manual is available there. You may also want to closely examine the motherboard itself.
  • Shut down your computer and disconnect the power plug.
  • Now identify where the jumpers are located, then check the present pin location and the location of the jumper on those pins to determine their default location. As an example, the default location on the above motherboard is to have the jumper across pins #1 and #2. Write it down!
  • Next, move the jumpers from the their default location (Example: from across pins #1 and #2 as above) and then place the jumper across pins #2 and #3.
  • Leave the jumper in place for 20 to 30 seconds and then return it to its default location.
  • Now plug the power cord back in and restart the computer.
  • When the computer begins it's startup (boot) process, tap the DEL, F10 or F1 key, (whichever is appropriate for your computer) to get into the Bios/CMOS setup. If you need more detailed information as to how to get to the Bios/CMOS setup, follow this link. Bios Basics
  • Once into the Bios/CMOS setup, look for a section or area to set the Bios/CMOS to its default settings. This will return the motherboard to either its basic or optimum settings depending upon the motherboard manufacturers settings. You will then need to verify certain settings, such a CPU and memory as well as hard drive type and size recognition. If you need more information regarding these settings, follow either of these links: For an AMI Bios or for an Award Bios.
  • After making any final adjustments, save your settings and restart the computer. The Bios password should be gone and the Bios set to its optimum settings.
If the "Clear CMOS" jumpers are not present or not available:
The procedures for clearing a Bios/CMOS without jumpers is essentially the same as those given above when they are present, it just takes a little more effort.
  • Shut down the computer and disconnect the power plug.
  • Locate, if possible, the instruction booklet for your motherboard. If you cannot locate the booklet, then use the motherboard references on this site to locate the manufacturer and see if a manual is available there. You may also want to closely examine the motherboard itself.
  • Now identify where the battery is located on the motherboard. It will be approximately 1/2 inch in diameter.
  • Normally these batteries are held into place with one or more small clips over the face of the battery. Carefully lift the battery out of its socket and set it aside. Note: Some batteries are actually soldered to the motherboard, so take that into consideration and be careful.
  • Leave the battery our of the computer for about 20 to 30 minutes and then return it to its socket.
  • Now plug the power cord back in and restart the computer.
  • When the computer begins it's startup (boot) process, tap the DEL, F10 or F1 key, (whichever is appropriate for your computer) to get into the Bios/CMOS setup. If you need more detailed information as to how to get to the Bios/CMOS setup, follow this link. Bios Basics

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Manual reset motherboard: Soyo SY-K7VME


Bios settings are retained by the Motherboard Battery in the CMOS. Disconnecting the battery clears CMOS and returns the settings to their original state. Typically this can be done by simply removing the CMOS battery and waiting about 15 seconds before reinserting and booting PC. Nowadays most Motherboard manufacturers supply a jumper to not only disconnect the battery but also ground the CMOS to effectively drain any residual power.

The instructions for your MB are found below. JP5 is located to the left of the battery and next to the PCI 2 slot on your MB. There is a Manual for your MB on this site and the MB layout can be found at

http://www.fixya.com/support/p281070-soyo_sy_k7vme_motherboard/manual-35533/page-5

Follow the steps below to clear the CMOS memory.

1. Clear the CMOS memory by momentarily shorting pin 2-3 on jumper JP5. Its white cap can easily identify this jumper.

2. Put the jumper back to 1-2 to allow writing of new data into the CMOS memory.

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Sir, I have Intel D485PEBT2 mother board.Whenever I do a cold start it does not boot.If I do CNTL+ALT+DEL it restart and boots.cmos battery is ok.date and time ok.I tried several times to change Boot...


Hi,

I would suggest that you do a factory reset on your mobo. To do it, here are the steps you can follow.

1. make sure that computer is OFF and unplugged from the wall
2. locate the 3-pin jumper on the mobo that is near the cmos battery
3. once located, remove the cmos battery
4. then from the 3-pin jumper, if the jumper is connected to pins 1-2, switch it over to pins 2-3
5. return the cmos battery back
6. plug the computer back then turn it ON
7. you will probably get an option to reset or restore settings back to factory, it that's the case, continue with it
8. after doing so, turn the computer OFF again and unplug it
9 remove cmos battery then return the jumper to it's original position
10. put in the battery back then turn the computer on again
11. go to the bios and set it back to the setting that you have set it before
12. check and see if problem has been resolved

* I would suggest getting a new cmos battery if it's already old

Let me know if you need further assistance

Jon

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I want to remove the bios password for my dell inspiron 1420,i have tried to use the defalt password thy ddnt work,is there any1 who can tell me where to find the chip i hav to short for it to reset the...


Not only the chip inside the motherboard can do it. All you have to do to DISABLE Jumper Setting near by Lithium CR2032 Battery or else in the motherboard by removing in a second (10 secs.) Then put back again and the BIOS were back into default setting.
Good luck!

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I got a bios password after i disabled fingerprint utility.


Contact the store you bought it from whoever installed it should have supplied you with any password they used. Quiter often there is no password just press enter or use password as the password.

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Need to reset Asus k7v bios


Yes, if you consult your motherboard manual this will show you the location of the cmos battery and reset jumpers. You can either move the jumpers from pins 1+2 to 2+3 and then back again after a few seconds or remove the cmos battery for a few seconds. Make sure your pc is off!

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