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BIOS PAssword I have an Acer travelmate 230 model MS2132 i cant seem to unlock the computer it just boots straight to the enter password screen and i have tried to overwrite the password but no luck can u do something about this Thank you Lami in SA

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Re: BIOS PAssword

The above solution provider is wrong saying there is no other solution

The following solution is what I have done practially and it works
You will need to open the laptop, remove the keyboard and underneath their is a covering. Remove the covering and you will see rtc battery and a dip switch with four white buttons that can be positioned to on and off. First disconnect the rtc battery from the motherboard and then move the third button to the on position. Power on and the password will be removed. Power off the laptop. Reconnect the rtc battery and slide the third dip switch button back to the original position. Enjoy
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Re: BIOS PAssword

Here is information on CMOS BIOS passwords. You have to follow instructions closely. Aside from that, there is no other way.

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    3. Reset Password BIOS via hardware.
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    Another one program is also very important we will need called: “CmosPwd” - CmosPwd is a cmos/bios password recovery tool. CmosPwd is under GNU Public License. You can freely distribute it. It can be compiled under Dos, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD.

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