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ACER Aspire 3680

I need to reset my BIOS primary master HDD password and I don't know how to do that or where to look for a service manual or anything to find the damned battery.

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  • fatboyzs Aug 29, 2008

    forgot the power-on password. From all reports found so far on the internet, persons have mention removing the cmos battery, etc. which should remove the password, but how do i locate and access the cmos battery on acer aspire 3680? Note, never pick down a laptop before.

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Hi,
I have an Acer aspire 3000 who doesn't want to boot anymore. It seems that it's starting but nothing happens, not even a bit on the screen.
When I called Acer, they told me that there is out of warranty and I should call a number were I should pay for them to tell me how to do a "Power reset". Does anybody know how to do it?
Thank you!

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Well ill have to beg a difference with you. this happened to me what you can do to reset and clear the password is to unplug the cmos battery and restart the computer without the battery and then bootdown and then reinstall the cmos battery and close it up and reboot and it will be cleared..

i searched for 12 hours straight until i found this

good luck
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This ain't so. There are programs out there which will reset bios passwords. The simplest way to do it is simply to unplug your memory chip for about a half hour. When you put it back in, you will find the password has been erased.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

  • Richard Roberts Mar 01, 2008

    Meant to say, unplug the CPU. there is also another way to do it known to computer people, but you definitely do not need to replace your HD.

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Unfortunately, there is no way to reset the HDD password.
The intention of an HDD password is that no one besides you have access to the data. It wouldn't make sense to be able to reset the password, so every thief would get the data.

If the computer is still under warranty, you may get a replacement drive. The locked drive is lost.

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