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Need to unlock Dell Inspiron 5160. Power is on, screen is blank

The laptop powered up as usual, but I entered the wrong password and the screen locked up. I now cannot power off or anything. Help!

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Hold down the power button for about 10 seconds untill it powers down and restart entering the correct password..

Posted on May 18, 2009

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