My laptop is asking me to enter a power-on password. I never had to before. My ac adp. went and I purchased a new one. When I used it this is what came up. What do I do? I have no idea what the password could be. I have tried the esc, f10, and f12, doesn't do anything. Please let me now what I can do to fix this problem.
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If you incorrectly entered a power-on password three times the computer will lock down. You will have to hold the power button for 5-10 seconds, wait at least 10 seconds then power your laptop and enter the correct password.
If you are talking about the password that is just ask when the comp starts....You can try this...
password prevents use of the computer until the password is entered. The setup password prevents unauthorized changes to
Computer Setup. To clear the passwords, you must remove all power from the
system board. If you do not know the passwords, use the following procedure to clear
the password: 1. Remove all battery packs. 2. Disconnect the AC power. 3. Remove the real-time clock battery. 4. Wait thirty minutes. 5. Reconnect the AC power. DO NOT INSTALL THE
BATTERY! 6. Restart the computer. During Power-On Self Test
(POST), a â 162 System Options not setâ message appears. 7. Shut down the computer, then disconnect AC
power again. 8. Replace the real-time clock battery. 9. Install the battery pack(s). 10. Reconnect the AC power. 11. Start the computer.
Your battery charger/adapter connects to the DC Power Jack to power your laptop and charge the battery. Since the charger/adapter does 2 things, there are 2 "cells" inside it to do those 2 different things. It's not uncommon for one or the other (but not both) to fail. So, often just purchasing a new charger/adapter solves the problem you're having. It appears that yours is continuing to charge but has stopped "adapting" AC current to DC current to power the laptop directly.
The older Acer computers stored their passwords in the CMOS, so all you have to do is remove the CMOS battery for 30 minutes. Here is the proper procedure to do it correctly.
Disconnect the ac power adapter and remove the laptop battery. Push the power button for 10 secinds to drain any residual power. Remove the CMOS (RTC) battery for approx. 30 minutes. Replace the CMOS battery and attach the AC power adapter only, leave the main laptop battery out for right now. Power the laptop up and let it post. If it still asks for a password, leave it blank and try hitting enter. If it accepts the blank entry and posts, then you can enter the BIOS and change your settings.
Below is the link for your service manual to assist you in the removal and tear down of components for your system.
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Some Toshiba bios passwords can be reset using the Key Disk.exe utility, to
do this you need a 1.44Mb floppy disk.
Format the disk to be BOOTABLE using Windows and then
with a hex editor, change the first five bytes of the second sector to 4B 45 59
Then put the floppy into your machine and boot it up, you’ll be asked for a
password, just press Enter. Then when you’re asked to set the password, type Y
then Enter, this will get you into the bios configuration where you can then
type in a new password.