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You don' t have to remove the motherboard. Remove the CMOS battery. The CMOS battery on a laptop is many times accessible from under the computer when you take the battery out. I've found them just outside of the main battery compartment up under the palm rest. Acer may be different. If you can't find it by looking up through the holes opened up by removing the access covers in the bottom of the case, you just may have to split the case to get at them. Just be careful when you do it. All cases come apart, but many require the removal of a number of screws first.
Try removing the battery for about a minute first (with the system unplugged, of course.

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How to remove the bios password and the windows password


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The Acer Aspire stores the password in a component called the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor. This component is integrated into a random access memory chip embedded on the motherboard. The CMOS holds data that the basic input/output system - a critical software utility that controls how the computer operates at startup - accesses when the computer boots. If the BIOS detects that a password is registered in the CMOS, it will prevent the computer from booting until the user enters the password correctly. Depending on which model of Acer Aspire you own, you may be able to clear the CMOS manually. Contact Acer before attempting to clear the CMOS, as opening the computer without permission could void your warranty. Desktop Models Some Acer Aspire desktop models come with a jumper that is used to clear the password and other settings stored on the CMOS. This jumper is located on the motherboard and is often found next to a label such as "JBIOS1" or "CLR_CMOS." To clear the CMOS using the jumpers, turn off the computer, disconnect the power cable and remove the case cover. Remove the jumper shunt from pin 1 and pin 2; then place the shunt on pin 2 and pin 3. Return the shunt to its initial position after 10 to 15 seconds. If the Aspire doesn't come with a jumper to reset the CMOS, the CMOS can be reset by removing the lithium coin-cell battery instead. Removal is accomplished by pushing down on the tab securing the battery to the motherboard and lifting the battery out of its slot. Leave the battery out for 24 hours, and then return it to its original position with the positive sign facing up. Laptop Models b> Resetting the CMOS password on an Acer Aspire laptop is much more difficult than resetting the password on a desktop. Disassembly steps vary from model to model, but on most models, you'll have to take apart the computer to access the CMOS battery. Don't take apart the notebook if you don't have experience disassembling PCs. After turning off the computer and disconnecting the AC adapter, take out the battery (different from the CMOS battery). All visible screws must then be removed from the bottom of the notebook. Remove all components stored to their separate compartments on the base of the notebook. Turn over and open the PC. Lift up the switch cover and remove the screws securing the keyboard to the PC, if any are visible. Remove the keyboard. Remove the screws securing the monitor to the hinges, and then set the monitor aside. Disconnect all visible cables connected to the motherboard; and then remove the screws from the top cover. Remove the top cover to reveal the motherboard. Locate and then remove the CMOS battery. Leave it out of the notebook for 24 hours; then reinstall it and reassemble the Acer Aspire. Other Options b> If removing the CMOS battery fails to clear the password, or if you don't feel comfortable with the idea of opening your computer, you might be able to gain access to the computer using a backdoor password. These special passwords were implemented to allow technicians to access locked computers. Not all models recognize backdoor passwords. Most Acer Aspires use the Phoenix BIOS, and backdoor passwords for this BIOS include "BIOS," "CMOS," "phoenix" and "PHOENIX." All of these passwords are case-sensitive.

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To get more helpful info, u can search the method source:
Windows Password Reset Std/Windows Password Reset Pro/Windows Password Reset Deluxe,and have a try.


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Step2:Burn Windows Password Reset ISO file to CD/DVD,or USB.
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Hi JM,
On the motherboard, there are jumpers to reset the board, but you have to do it while the power is off. you can go HERE and put in your system info, which may help you find out how to do this or to reset the password without jumping the system. I found on another site the following:
"If the user can boot the Acer, he/she may be able to reset the BIOSpassword using Acer eSettings Management.
  • Click the Start button
  • Click the All Programs menu item
  • Click the Empowering Technologymenu item
  • Click the Acer eSettings Managementmenu item
  • Once inside Acer eSettings Management, click the Securitybutton.
Acer refuses to assist customers with BIOS password issues. The only option they discuss involves sending the laptop to them and paying a $100 fee."
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To disable the bios password on your laptop, you will need to remove the cmos battery on your laptop for some minutes and insert back, the cmos battery is located on the motherboard of your laptop, once the cmos battery is removed from the motherboard for some minutes, the bios password will be reset, and the bios password will be disable.

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if ur taking of how to change the bios password...den goto bios setup and reset it...if u have forget the bios password....only by removing the c-mos battery and inserting it again the bios password can b reset..

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Search for !BIOS,
or
remove the battery on the laptop's motherboard, wait a few minutes, then reinsert the battery,
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The motherboard manufacturers are Phenoix, as it says on bootup. I'm not sure if you can recover the BIOS password by simple keystrokes/buffer overflows anymore, although I heard that some motherboards still have the password running in volatile memory, meaning that if you remove the battery it could reset the password (along with any custom settings and the clock).

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