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Harddisk drive locked

4got my power on password

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  • katta2k4 Dec 04, 2007

    which little battery r u referin 2 pls robert c? the normal notebook's removable battery or another 1 somewhere els inside the notebook?

  • katta2k4 Dec 31, 2007

    well ive opened the panel and seen the red and black cable..actually i saw 2 matching the wires description..1 on the left and the other on the right...which 1???..well i tried the 2 and it still asks me 4 the "DriveLock HDD bay password"...what do i do!!!!????

  • Mathew021 Dec 12, 2008

    am facing the same issue...
    i have reseted cmos/bios....
    Then again my HDD is asking for a password...
    Error "Please enter the Hard-drive password and enter"..

    Someone please help me....


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

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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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.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

  • jodell8964 Dec 06, 2007

    Katta2k4,



    The bios battery is located inside the laptop under the plastic control panel strip. This is the strip above the keyboard. You need to remove it to access the bios battery. To remove this strip you will need a torx 9 screwdriver or a small slotted screwdriver. On the back of the laptop, the I/O port side, there are 4 black torx screws. There are 2 on the right and 2 on the left. These screws are aligned one above the other and support the LCD. You need to remove the top torx srew on both sides. Do not remove the lower screws. Carefully swing the LCD back all the way so the laptop is fully open. Then carefully pry up the control panel cover until it comes off. Once the cover is off, you should see the bios battery cable. It's the small two wire cable with a black and red wire leading to a connector on a small module called the LED board. Disconnect this connector carefully. The bios battery is now disconnected. Reverse the above procedure to reassemble the laptop.

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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

  • robert c Dec 05, 2007

    let me no if you need any more help

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