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Unit stopped working within first year, returned under warranty to ACER, they replaced parts inc a new mother board. Worked fine but stopped again, just could not get in to log on, for no obvious reason, local guru tried to fix but kept getting request for HDD password? He cleared the BIOS but we have no knowledge of entering a hard drive password, assumed set by manufacturer? Serial No: LXAZK0Y0651184D22500 SNID: 65109953825 Friend tried replacement (purchased used) hard drive but no good. Don't know if H?Drive no good or not. Any ideas please.

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  • faulkner_p Nov 22, 2009

    Hi,

    Did as you advised but suspect motherboard is not recognising hard drive?

    Also tried an alternative hard drive but still no good, anyway still not working. Bios is clear.

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YOu can reset bios password with 2 method.
(1) open back cover of laptop then find motherbord .Pull cmos cell from motherbord for 15 minutes then again put it in it's position .then it not ask for password.
(2)You can clear password with jumper settings find jumper on motherbord named clear cmos it has 3 pin .1-2-3
Put jumper in 2-3 position then again put it in 1-2 position then check .
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

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