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Power on password

I have a tecra 740cdt that has suddenly decided it has a power on password - I cannot recall if this was ever the case before, but do not remember any password. There is a fair bit of writing I was interested in getting off this old thing and thus I don't want to wipe it out - any ideas on how to bypass said password?

thank you,
Mike

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  • fitznorway Jul 25, 2009

    any idea how to get in there? Or know a place I might find a loose idea of how? I'm fair with a screwdriver, but would am hoping to avoid too much surgery.

  • fitznorway Jul 25, 2009

    any idea how to get in there? Or know a place I might find a loose idea of how? I'm fair with a screwdriver, but would am hoping to avoid too much surgery.

  • fitznorway Jul 25, 2009

    any idea how to get in there? Or know a place I might find a loose idea of how? I'm fair with a screwdriver, but would am hoping to avoid too much surgery.

  • fitznorway Jul 25, 2009

    whoops, didn't mean to post 3 times - apparently this laptop thinks refresh means pester.

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HI,

Please see below for instructions on reset the BIOS password on your old Tecra.

  • Download KeyDisk from http://www.cgsecurity.org/keydisk.exe
  • Format a 1.44MB floppy disk and leave in your floppy drive
  • RunKeyDisk, this will create a special floppy disk to reset your laptop password.
  • Insert this disk into your Tecra laptop and reboot, the laptop should find the disk, boot from it and ask you for a password, press ENTER at this prompt and it will ask you for a new password.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to ask

Regards
Bytestream

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The power in the laptop has to be jumpered to drain all of the battery life out of all of the batteries in the laptop.

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If you know how to get to the motherboard, there is a small battery, like a large watch battery. Remove that battery and count to 10, then place it back. it will reset the password for you.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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    Nathan Wells Jul 25, 2009

    this should give you a general idea

    http://www.laptop-repair.info/take_lapto...

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