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I have an old computer i was going to give away but the bios is locked on it can you help me

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Unplug your desktop from mains power.
Open the case.
Locate the 3 pin CMOS password reset jumper on the system board. It has to be near the small bios battery that looks like this
i have an old computer i was going to give away - 06e03e1.jpg
Remove the jumper plug from pins 1 and 2.
Place the jumper plug on pins 2 and 3 and wait approximately 5 seconds.
Replace the jumper plug on pins 1 and 2.
Power up the system and check the results.

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Posted on Oct 01, 2010

  • bhross Oct 01, 2010

    This did not work at all. Thank you anyway

  • Stelios
    Stelios Oct 01, 2010

    This is the suggested solution from Dell for the OptiPlex series. Are you sure about the model, because there are variations between Dell models.

    Waiting clarification, don't hesitate to post.

    Thanks and regards
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