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Hi I have a acer laptop 2420 and need to get into the bios but the password i have it is rejecting it has a phoenix board in it do you have a back door password.. thanx

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    Tried that and no go thanx anyway

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Just try in caps lock AWARDSW

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unfortunately there is no work around a laptop bios password the work around would need be ask by acer support. Bios battery are fused to the boards on laptops.

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Locate Phoenix BIOS Passwords

The basic input/output system, or BIOS, is a program that acts as a digital liaison, managing communications between peripherals and the operating system.

Because the BIOS is critical to the operation of a PC, some computer manufacturers and workplaces employ a password for security.

If the password is lost or has been reset through electrostatic discharge, it would be impossible to guess without the aid of computer forensics.

Sometimes you can gain access to the BIOS through the keyboard, depending on the computer, but typically the solution is mechanical.

Contact your computer manufacturer.
All computer manufacturers have websites with technical support available.
1
Have your computer model number and serial number ready.
If the manufacturer is unable to help locate a password, standard back-door passwords may help.

2
So-called back-door passwords may help you access the BIOS.
Try using the following back-door passwords to access the BIOS: phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS. BIOS passwords are case sensitive.

3
Contact the motherboard's manufacturer if the back-door passwords failed.
Find the motherboard's website for technical support.
You will need to open the computer case if you do not know the motherboard brand.

4
Electrostatic discharge can reset a BIOS password.
Shutdown and unplug the computer.
Unplug the monitor and all peripherals from the PC, including speakers and USB devices.

Ground yourself by wearing an antistatic wristband clipped to the metal case, or touch something metal before you open the case.
Use the screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws from the case. Look for the motherboard, the largest circuit board inside, attached to one side of the case.

5
Printing on a motherboard can be hard to see without a magnifying glass.
Examine the motherboard for a brand name.

A good place to start searching is near the processor, the large square box on the motherboard. A flashlight and magnifying glass are especially useful for a clear view of the motherboard.
The brand name could be printed anywhere or, sometimes, not at all.

6
The motherboard battery is round and fairly flat.
Locate the CMOS battery while you have the case open.

If contacting the motherboard manufacturer failed, you will have to remove the battery.
The battery is circular, about the size of a dime, but as thick as two to three stacked dimes.

Do not disconnect or remove anything yet.
Removing the CMOS Battery

7
Note the location of any cables that need to be disconnected.
Use the digital camera to take pictures of the motherboard, or sketch the location of cables and connectors.
f any components or cables need to be moved or unplugged to reach the battery, you want to remember their exact location.

8
Leave the battery out for at least 20 minutes.
Remove the CMOS battery carefully so as not to snap or break the clamps.
Leave the battery out for 20 to 25 minutes to allow the capacitors to completely discharge any memory. Avoid touching anything else in the computer.

9
Tighten the case screws when done.
Return the battery to the motherboard, and reconnect any cables that were disconnected in the case. Close the computer case and tighten the screws.

10
Look for the setup message on the monitor.
Turn on the computer and closely watch the monitor for the "Entering Setup" message that appears before Windows starts.

The message will tell you which key to press to enter the BIOS setup.
You may need to reboot a few times to see the message, as it appears on the screen for just a few seconds.

11
Carefully read the settings information on the monitor.
Follow the directions on the monitor for changing the date, boot sequence, and any other settings.

Work slowly and read the screen directions thoroughly.
Be alert and cautious.

Once the settings are saved, the system will start, and the password will have been removed.


http://www.computerhope.com/help/phoenix.htm
Phoenix BIOS help and simulation
Recover Phoenix BIOS
Although most people think the operating system is the core software required for a computer to run, without the computer's BIOS, then the operating system cannot even launch.

When a BIOS installation encounters a problem, it can cause components of the computer not to function correctly or it can cause the computer itself not to function at all.

It is possible to recover the BIOS of a computer, if you know what sort of BIOS the computer's motherboard uses.

The recovery process should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes, during which your computer will seem mostly unresponsive.

Download a crisis recovery program designed specifically to restore damaged or otherwise non-functioning copies of Phoenix BIOS.

Read the instructions for using the recovery program to make sure that no specific changes or configurations need to be done to it before it is used.


Place the Phoenix BIOS recovery program and its files onto a blank disc or a USB drive according to the program's instructions (this usually simply consists of extracting the files from an archive.)
Once the program and its files are in place, insert the disc into the computer's drive or plug the USB drive into an available USB port.

Hold down both the Windows key and the "B" key on your keyboard and press the power button on the computer.

(On some laptop computers, you will need to press the "Fn-B" keys instead.)

Wait for the disc drive light or the USB drive access light to start flickering to show that the computer is accessing the Phoenix BIOS recovery program, and then release the keys.

Wait patiently while the Phoenix BIOS recovery program overwrites the damaged sections of the motherboard's current BIOS installation.

Depending on the computer and the recovery program used, the computer may or may not reboot once BIOS recovery is complete.

If the computer does not reboot on its own, wait at least 10 minutes before manually restarting the computer to make sure that you do not interrupt BIOS recovery.

Eject the disc or remove the USB drive before rebooting to prevent accidentally reloading the recovery program.

Reboot the computer and watch to make sure the Phoenix BIOS screen appears as normal. Once the BIOS loads properly, your operating system should launch as normal.


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2. Hardware Reset: Unplug power, open case and take battery out.

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OK, here is my guide to Remove Acer Bios password computer via Software. This has been done on testing machine Laptop Acer Aspire 3620/ Travel Mate 2420. Anyway, I'm not sure it will work on every Acer PC/Laptop so just consider to do at your own risk, I’m not responsible for any damages caused by this guide.

As we know most of Acer computer (Laptop & Desktop) allow us to setup BIOS in Microsoft Windows (9x/XP/Vista) environment. Great, this is the powerful that help us to remove the BIOS password cuz all we know if we enter Setup Utility at the boot time we have only three times of filling the password and if all wrong then the system will halt.
The program helps us to enter Acer BIOS setup in Microsoft Windows is “Acer eSettings Management” which comes with the CD when we buy Acer PC/Laptop. If you lost the CD then just come to Acer website to download the program.

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Hi there, can any one please help me to get original restore disk


If you already have windows operating system CDs then you simply need to download the recovery software for your laptop from

http://www.user-guides.co.uk/cddownload/Acer/AcerTravelmate/Acer-Travelmate-2420-XP-Driver-Recovery-CD-Restore-Disk-1086.html

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On the mainboard near the coin battery you'll find a jumper. take it off and reboot. Replace it and reboot again. that works sometimes. If not you can go to the motherboards' BIOS like Phoenix and they have backdoors built in. Read on:
Backdoor passwords Many BIOS manufacturers have provided backdoor passwords that can be used to access the BIOS setup in the event you have lost your password. These passwords are case sensitive, so you may wish to try a variety of combinations. Keep in mind that the key associated to "_" in the US keyboard corresponds to "?" in some European keyboards. Laptops typically have better BIOS security than desktop systems, and we are not aware of any backdoor passwords that will work with name brand laptops.
WARNING: Some BIOS configurations will lock you out of the system completely if you type in an incorrect password more than 3 times. Read your manufacturers documentation for the BIOS setting before you begin typing in passwords
Award BIOS backdoor passwords:
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AMI BIOS backdoor passwords:
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PHOENIX BIOS backdoor passwords:
phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS
MISC. COMMON PASSWORDS
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Good luck...hope this helps...

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Sony laptop - phoenix bios password forgot .


You need to contact the manufacturer.

Most computers rely on one of three mechanisms
to reset a BIOS password.

1) Remove the CMOS-RAM 's keep-alive battery from the
motherboard, causing the CMOS-RAM to be cleared,
and the computer to revert to factory conditions.

This is typically a small silver cylinder, the size of a coin,
clipped or soldered onto the mother board. This is NOT the
same as your main battery pack.

2) Bridge (short circuit) a special jumper on the mother board
to clear the CMOS RAM. You need to know which jumper.
Shorting the wrong one could fry the computer.

3) A non-invasive reset using a secret code, key stroke
sequence or an RFID tag/dongle, similar to your car
immobilizer, which requires sending your laptop back to
the factory or authorized service center.
====

Modern laptops employ much stronger security measures, than
desktops, precisely because they are so portable and easily
stolen.

1) Each laptop has a unique serial number, permanently
programmed at the factory.

2) The BIOS password is much better protected.

3) Many laptops contain a proprietary crypto-chip, which
can be turned ON to prevent the hard-drive in a stolen PC
from being read or accessed.

4) Many laptops now have unique RFID tags embedded
which can be accessed from a distance to ID a lost
or stolen PC.

5) Many laptops with Broadband or Wi-Fi will periodically
call home, using dedicated WEB servers, and report
their GPS co-ordinates. This feature cannot be disabled.

For security reasons, manufacturers will not disclose their
secrete codes and features over the telephone, you may have
to send the PC back to them.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Martin.

May 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My acer laptop travelmate 2413lmi demanded for a password. i`ve not been able to pass through this stage despite all efforts.Right now the system can not boot without the password.


Hello capstone08,

Can you tell me which version of BIOS you have on your laptop, AWARD BIOS, AMI BIOS, PHOENIX BIOS, etc? If you have AWARD BIOS, here was a universal password for some versions of Award BIOS .The password is: AWARD_SW

Try THIS link, or THIS ,they may help..

If you know how to open up your laptop and reassemble it, you can try to remove the CMOS battery for about 15-20 mins to reset the password. The CMOS battery looks almost like watch battery...Once your BIOS password is removed, you will need to press the <F2> key during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the Acer BIOS setup.

if all else fails, you may have to send it to an ACER repair depot, for which they will charge you $100.
Here is a copy of an email from Acer Support:
"Thank you for contacting Acer America. I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. In order to have the BIOS or hard disk password removed (This include any biometric security), the notebook will need to come in to our repair depot for password removal. This service is not covered by warranty and unfortunately there is no other recourse to remove a BIOS or HDD password from the notebook. The flat fee for BIOS password removal is $100.00 US dollars plus tax. If it is a BIOS or HDD password and you would like us to service it for you, please contact our telephone technical support line at 1-800-816-2237. Hours of operation are 7am-9pm CST Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm CST Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays."

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PASSWORD RECOVERY


Reported Phoenix BIOS backdoor passwords include BIOS, CMOS, phoenix, and PHOENIX.

Try these to gain access first. As these may still be active.

Mar 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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