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Clear / reset BIOS password on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-53

My company is currently running 20 CF-19's and 3 CF-53's. We have had these machines since new and I have been maintaining them for that entire time. For whatever reason, the CF-19's do not have a BIOS password while the CF-53's do have one, which is something I didn't request and do not want. I want to avoid having to send these units back in to Panasonic for service as that would mean added cost and down time. Please advise. Thank you.

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I have a cf-53 and it keep on saying something about a bitlocker recovery key

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You can usually reset the BIOS password by unplugging the CMOS battery and all other power sources.
Then turn the computer on with power plugged in (not the CMOS battery though).
After computer has booted up, turn off again, plug CMOS battery back in and password should have reset.

Tutorial on how to do this can be found under soloution 2 of this link:
http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-BIOS-Password

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SOURCE: keyboard installation for CF-52 toughbook

Here you , this is a step by step disassembly guide with pictures

Its for a Toughbook CF-50 but it should be similar as theres not too much difference in the model number

http://www.machinaelectronics.com/store/library/article.cfm?f=key_type_k17

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SOURCE: Panasonic CF-51 Toughbook Fn keys don't work at all

The following website contains the needed drivers:

https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pc/cgi-bin/itn/toughbook/dl01.cgi

Select your model of CF-51 Toughbook, but you MUST be specific. There are about nine variations of the CF-51 so you must use the right drivers.

Download the hkeyapp, hkeyset, and hotkey files and unpack all files. Use the default unpack locations. If you download the files for a laptop version that is not your own, when you try to run any of these files the computer will tell you that the file is not for your model. If the files successfully unpack then you know you have the right files.

For hkeyset and hkeyapp you must run the set-up applications in the unpacked folders.

Go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager and go to Other Devices.

The Hotkeys will appear as an "Unknown Devices" so if there is more than one, right click and choose "Update Driver".

Select "Install driver from specific location" and direct it to "C:\util2\drivers\hotkey" folder.

The computer will find the file and install the driver after which point you must restart the computer.

Hope this helps. It took me a while to figure this stuff out on my own so hope it speeds up somebody else's attempt.

Andrew

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