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Hello, i purchase my dell laptop about 6 weeks ago and have had serveral problems with it, i would prefer to go throught dell, but first dell said i must have best buy transfer owner ship in order for them to start helping me. because when they pull up my service code it pulls up best buy. who do i talk to?



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Ownership transfer is easy with Dell. Just follow this link and fill out the info and it's yours.

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I bought a dell inspiron laptop last week. When I turn it on it still has the last owners name and is asking me for a password. I

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If the pins are bent or out of place on the adapter you will need to buy another adaptor.

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Hello, I need a Master Password for a Dell 1525

If you have forgotten your BIOS or Hard Drive Password for this model, there is a master code that you can obtain from Dell Support. Simply call, Email, or use Online Chat from and give them your Service Tag, and they can help you out from there. If it is a Windows profile password you have forgotten, try accessing the Administrator account from Safe Mode (Press F8 at Startup), and remove the password for the user account from Control Panel, User Accounts.

Removing the CMOS battery will not reset the bios password. The bios password on this system (like most modern laptops) is stored on a security chip. You can search for a generic password but Dell only used generic passwords on its older laptops, newer laptops get a unique password in which a program uses the Service Tag and a serial # to generate. Also this laptop has no password jumper.

The best way to remove it would be to contact Dell Tech Support, verify ownership, and they will provide you with a password. If you just purchased the system used, you will need to fill out a transfer of ownership (, Even if the hardware contract has expired they will still provide the password. The only reason they will not provide the password is if the system has been reported as stolen.

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Dell Laptops are built to retail the BIOS passwords in a EEPROM, so
removing batteries will not help you in removing the password. Since
Dell only sells direct, and not through retail stores, they can take
the additional security measure for their owners to protect their
information if the computers are stolen. If a Dell Laptop is stolen
and the owner has properly set the BIOS passwords, the only thing the
thief can now do is to try to sell it as parts, or to pawn it off on
some ****** who doesn't check for BIOS passwords first. Dell does
recognize ownership transfers as I have gotten the ownership of a
system transferred to me, as well as transferring ownership of some
of my older systems to their new owners.

If you are willing to search around theinternet, you will find lots
of people willing to sell you a service of removing the password for
you. You can find people willing to sell you a new EEPROM chip
without a password telling you that soldering this new chip on the
system board is the solution to your problem. I have even seen one
site that claims to give you the instructions on how to remove the
password yourself.

Before you put too much effort into this, you might consider checking
with Dell, and/or your local police station to see if the system has
been reported stolen. If it has, then the store you bought it from
might be able to help the police to catch the thief before he steals
another laptop, who knows, maybe the next one he steals might be

If you forget any of your passwords, call Dell.For your protection, Dell's technical support staff will ask youfor proof of your identity to make sure that an unauthorizedperson is not trying to use the computer.


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If all you need is to register ownership into your name follow the link bellow and it will take you to Dell's ownership transfer page. If you have another issue with the machine get back to me and I'll see what I can do.

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