Question about Fujitsu LifeBook C1320D Notebook
My syster forget her bios password for the futjisu siemens amilo pro v3504.
How can I reset the bios password for this laptop ?
Thanks in advance. Hi,
I have a couple of Fuji Amilo Pro V2000. Both have password issues. On one I have loaded Windows XP, it runs OK, but when I try to get into BIOS, I get password reqd. On 2nd m/c, password is required during post. Anyone happen to know CMOS jumper or solder bead loactions or number? keith
The FSC 1320D's are truely remarkable... We haev had a default BIOS password for our laptops for a while now, but it has recently started to have been guessed or found out. So of course, they needed to be changed. And suprisingly enough, the FSC 1320D will not allow you to reset the BIOS password through ANY user method so far, and we really have tried everything.
Removing the BIOS battery - This does nothing, at the best of times the system will display an error saying it has been removed but other than that the BIOS password remains.
Updating the BIOS - Most people would suspect that if you update the BIOS it compeltely refreshes the set system settings, including the BIOS password. This again, is not the case with this model, as every attempt at updating the BIOS so far has been deemed useless.
BIOS Corruption - This again, does not work. It leaves the system in a dead state, usually the BIOS resets. This has occured once, as during boot we noticed the options to scan memory had changed and it took longer, but the BIOS password remained.
Backdoor Passwords - Again, do not work. We have tried the entire list submitted by Ekse.
Reset VIA Software - There are some hacking programs out there which reset the BIOS through the Operating System. And i think we can all guess what im about to say... They don't work. It may just be for this model, as i've not tried them on others, but the BIOS password for the FSC 1320D does not get reset using this applications.
So, the verdict?
Apparently you can submit your laptop back to Fujitsu Siemens for an 'Out of warranty repair', and they will reset it for you. Assumingly by changing the BIOS chip completely. The only downside to this is that it can cost anything from £50 - £150 depending on service charges and delivery costs. My opinion, wasting time on a laptop that is past its sell-by date like the FSC 1320D is really not something you want to be doing. Buy a new laptop and sell the 1320D for spare parts.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Most current laptops have no CMOS/BIOS reset and (unlike what desktop motherboards have, a jumper and a removable memory battery). Their passwords are stored in an EEPROM and could not be bypassed.
Additionally, due to the very nature of the passwords and security/ownership issues, most concerns concerning BIOS passwords are usually referred to the manufacturer. No offense intended but you have to have proof of ownership.
Alternately and if you are feeling adventurous enough, you could try freezing the laptop (less the battery, HD and CD) inside a ziplock plastic bag.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on May 07, 2008
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