Question about Acer TravelMate 290 Notebook
Remove the bottom of the notebook.
See if you can remove the CMOS (round, silver) battery for 30 minutes.
If not, on the motherboard, note the bank of four switches. Normally, they would be off. I believe that if you turn on switch 3, the BIOS and boot password would go away.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
You need to open the memory area back panel.. there is a small battery there that needs to be unplugged from it's jack...
be sure there is not power supply plugged in and the battery pack in the notebook is removed before opening the back panel on the memory area of the notebook... ground yourself to a metal object and touch the outside vga plug in socket to discharge any static electric charge before doing this repair....
leave the small battery unplugged for two minutes...
plug it back in the socket... and fully setup the laptop again ....
place the battery and power it up
this should clear the bios settings ... now go into the bios features and configure the settings as specified on acer's website based upon your particular notebook
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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just the jumper position on the mother board pin 1 and pin 2 will be occupied just unplug the power cord and remove the jumper and put the in 2 and 3 then wait for 5 sec then put the jumper to original position and power the laptop
Posted on Apr 26, 2008
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To set the bio password, follow the following:
As soon as your laptop powers up, hold F2 until the ACER logo appears. Now press the right arrow on your keyboard twice to go to the: "MAIN" tab. Now press enter. You will be asked to enter the new password twice along with the original one. (if you previously had a password.). Now scroll down to where it says either: "Enabled" or "Disabled". If it is: "Disabled", press enter and select "Enabled". Exit the BIOS saving changes.
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
SOURCE: Bios Password Reset
The only idea I have is to find and disconnect the CMOS back-up battery after removing main battery and unplugging the AC adapter. That SHOULD clear the bios completely, wiping out the password, the date, and everything else.
I know this works on desktops, and most laptops, but no promises, and the cmos battery may not be easy to access.
You should probably leave the battery unhooked for at least 1-2 minutes to be sure it clears.
Hope this is some assistance!
Posted on Jan 18, 2008
To reset the bios you need to open your laptop you can see there a jumper which is there is a small name (CLRSCR means clear cmos)beside the jumper you need to get it and turn on your laptop with in 5 seconds then turn it off, after that you reinsert the jumper, then turn on your computer and see if there is a bios password. "good luck"
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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This can be done by visting vendor website.
Please download the BIOS update utility from the following web site. You need to select you machine model number under BIOS button u can get the utility to download.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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