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In the old days you would remove the CMOS battery but they have made them very difficult to get to - you have to take the whole laptop apart. You can check the Dell site to see if the CMOS battery is accessible.
Here is a technique that works on IBMs among others:
Unplug from AC and remove battery. Press the power switch 10 times and the hold down for 30 seconds. That may do the trick.
Let me know if it does so I can post it elsewhere.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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Mar 17, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet
The most common way that most of us know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing a battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard.
Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself.
Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip.
So by cutting off the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased. cmos battery Under the keyboard or bottom of laptop -
If you are working on a laptop computer the location of the dipswitch (almost never a jumper) can be under the keyboard or on the bottom of the laptop in a compartment such as the memory compartment.
or you might give them a call
Dell Inspiron BIOS Password Recovery
Each Dell Inspiron has a master password that clears the BIOS password. Call Dell Technical Support at (800)624-9896 to get this number.
Dell Technical Support will request the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the bottom of the Inspiron.
If the current user is not the original Inspiron owner, Dell will transfer the used Inspiron's registration from the original owner with only the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the tag on the laptop.
To transfer a used Dell Inspiron's registration, fill out the Transfer of Ownership form on Dell's web
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