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My kids played with my Compaq 6720s. When i power it on, it loads with ''Power-on Password'' with a key symbol next. How do I remove this password ? Thanks for ur assistance

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In most cases you have to contact customer support and give them serial number of your laptop so they can give you UNIVERSAL BIOS password for your machine.

Will post other methods later.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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    If you have access to BIOS , you can turn it off from security settings, or try to ask kids what password they put in. Otherwise try this.

    1) Turn off computer
    2) Disconnect AC adapter
    3) Remove battery pack, and remove the laptops keyboard
    4) Disconnect RTC (Real Time Clock) battery (located underneath the keyboard, the red/white wire)
    5) Leave off for fifteen minutes
    6) Reconnect the RTC battery and reassemble the laptop
    7) Reconnect AC adapter (DO NOT REINSERT THE MAIN LAPTOP BATTERY AT THIS TIME!)
    8) Turn on the computer and enter the BIOS by pressing F10
    9) Set the new BIOS password and save all settings.
    10) Turn off the laptop and reinsert the battery

    To be short
    1) disconnect all power sources ( both AC and battery)
    2) remove remove RTC battery (cmos battery) for 15-20 minutes
    3) place them back and passwords should be gone.


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