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Hello, the other day my friend was attempting to help me flash my Dell Inspirion 1525 PP29L's Neprom to reset or clear the dell password that was set on the motherboard because I locked myself out... and once we had it apart he couldn't figure out which one was the right one. Can anyone be helpful enough to take me to a diagram that shows exactly where this chip is located on the motherboard?

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  • fromjenn2u Mar 14, 2011

    We already attempted moving the the silver battery and it just did the same thing. My friend suggested that we short out the 4th and 6th pin but I just needed to know the exact spot in which area he needs to do this in just to make sure it all goes okay. That's why I was hoping that someone had the exact layout of the internal schematics layout other than the one that Dell barely provides.



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You are not looking for a chip on the motherboard, you can reset your motherboards CMOS password by removing the circular silver battery (which should come out very easily) and then replacing it. Many motherboards also have a series of pins with covers on them that can be orientated to reset the CMOS, try checking your computers manual for those. Its not recommended that you remove any chips from your motherboard. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

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    Idahoodini Mar 15, 2011

    If you have a newer computer then it is likely removing the silver battery will not reset the CMOS, if that is the case Dell will be the only ones that will be able to wipe the password located on the data chip. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.



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