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Harddisk drive locked

4got my power on password

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Re: harddisk drive locked

Its a little battery inside,like one for a watch but bigger

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Re: harddisk drive locked

To reset the bios password you need to do the following.
1) Remove the main battery and ac adapter.
2) Disconnect the bios battery.
3) Wait for at least 5 minutes.
4) Connect the ac adapter. The laptop should start powering up.
5) Press the cntrl and F11 keys. The laptop should enter the setup menu.
6) The bios is now reset to factory settings.

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Hi is it a bios password, if so you need to remove the little battery inside and power on without it,once you get going you can put it back in, hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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