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I have a laptop by gateway of course and i need to figure out where the cmos would be and how to take apart my laptop to reach it so that i can reset my bios cause i just bought this laptop and its asking for a bios password

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    We would need to know your complete model number to be able to help you out with that request....all laptops are not made the same.

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Hello,
It is very unlikely that removing the CMOS battery will erase this security feature, designed to prevent unauthorized use. At least this is what my Toshiba Laptop manual says: Take it to a certified Gateway Service Center.
Hope it helps.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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