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Pull battery out the the big one but the little guy you normal find it with the memory or your wifi card pull it out turn on turn off it resets bios i have done this many times.
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
Messing with locked bio's can be hard, Easiest solution for best results would be to attempt to return the laptop, To either the suppler or the maker. Being nice while dealing with customer service in my opinion is the key to getting the best out come. Best of luck!
Posted on Apr 10, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Remove the side panel of the computer case, using the screwdriver to unfasten the screws normally located in the back.
Remove the jumper from its normal position on the motherboard and place it in the recovery position.
Usually, the jumper will need to be moved over one space to cover a previously exposed prong.
If the motherboard does not have a jumper, removing the battery for 30 seconds and then replacing it may have the same effect.
Insert the BIOS flash disk and power on the computer.
If you used a flash tool or utility and did not create a BIOS flash disk before flashing the BIOS, then you will need to do so using a functioning computer.
Since there will be no video, listen for the internal PC speaker to beep.
This means it is performing the BIOS upgrade.
Power down the computer once the BIOS upgrade has been completed.
This process may take some time to complete, so be sure to not turn the computer off before the BIOS upgrade is finished.
Without video, the only way to be sure is to listen to the PC speaker.
When the upgrade is done, the PC speaker will beep again, and the floppy disk drive will turn off.
Replace the jumper back in its normal position and put the side panel of the computer back on.
Power the computer on.
If the computer turns on as normal, the recovery was a success.
hope this helps
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There are four common categories of solutions to remove or reset a BIOS password and here are the details on how to go about resetting your BIOS password.
Manufacturer Backdoor BIOS Password
Most of the BIOS makers have set a backdoor password on the older computer models. That is the master password for BIOS. To reset BIOS passwords first you need to check the manufacturer of your computer's BIOS. Most computers have BIOS include AMI, IBM, Award, and Phoenix. These are the most common BIOS. You can unlock your locked BIOS using this master password. It works, no matter what the user sets the password to. Many popular computer and laptop manufacturers such as HP and DELL lock the BIOS because they want to protect their machine's most sensitive areas (those areas which have warranty) from their customers. These passwords are usually used by computer technicians for testing and repairing.
Reset the jumper that holds the password
Open the computer and locate on the motherboard the BIOS password jumper. The jumper is usually jumper 1 and often labeled as PSWD, PWD, CLRPWD, CLEAR, JCMOS1, CLR, CLEAR CMOS, PASSWD, or PASSWORD. Normally you would have 3 pins and to reset the password you just need to put the jumper on the 2 and 3 pins leaving pin 1 empty. After you move the jumper, turn the computer on to clear the password, then once password removed turn it off and put the jumper back to its original position.
Removing the CMOS Battery to reset the BIOS to default
Switch off your computer, and open up the case. You'll see a circular metallic silver item on motherboard. This is called CMOS Battery. Remove it carefully, and leave it out for about 2 minutes. This act will remove the CMOS memory which contains BIOS password. Set the CMOS battery back and switch on the computer. Restore the CMOS configuration as default. Your BIOS password has been cleared now.
Using third party software utility to reset BIOS password
To reset BIOS you can use third party software like Kill CMOS which wipes out CMOS, or CmosPwd which is a BIOS utility. Hiren's Boot CD has a few programs including the above two that will help you to reset the password. Here is a link to Hirens Boot CD website http://www.hirensbootcd.org/. To download the latest version, click on the Download link on the left side and go to the last page. You will need a CD writer to put the content on a blank CD.
Please let me know whether this works or not.
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