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BIOS defaults despite new Battery

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This is a THREE pin header. I have removed the jumper to read the words on the board. It connects from 1 to 2 or from 2 to 3. Do you know the correct position?


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This terminal may not be the cmos jumper, it will have a number and letters next to it, as there are many 3 pin jumpers

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It took a lightening strike. is there a power reset on the unit?

Hi there,
There are two ways to do a reset on *********** board.

CMOS Jumper

1. Open your computer.
2. Look for a mother board jumper labeled as JBAT1, CLR CMOS, CLR TC or just a push button for a mid to high-end mobo. it should be placed near the BIOS or beside the CMOS battery.
3. It should look like this, as you can see there is a white triangle indicator and a number 3. The pins 1,2 are shorted, try to removed the pin and short pins 2,3.


4. Now put the jumper back to pins 1 and 2, it's all done. now you can go to bios and load defaults before you can change values.

CMOS Battery

1. Look for a 3v battery on the mother board.


2. Press the lock downward to remove the battery.
3. After removing the battery re install the battery. by doing this you have successfully cleared BIOS settings.

NOTE: 1. Check the fuse of your AVR if it is busted. replace the busted fuse with same rating.

2. Check your power supply. If it's dead try to fix it by replacing the fuse but it will require soldering tool and skills. 3. Your computer might still work but in my case the usb ports can only read flash drives after the lightning and the network interface card is busted.

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I want to reset BOIS password for Gigabyte GA EP43 motherboard which has no jumper, i try to remove battery but the problem unsolved~

There is a CLR CMOS jumper on that MB next to the SYS FAN 2 connector by the IDE header

open = no clr
jumped= Clear CMOS

From the manual page 32

Use this jumper to clear the CMOS values (e.g. date information and BIOS configurations) and

reset the CMOS values to factory defaults. To clear the CMOS values, place a jumper cap on the

two pins to temporarily short the two pins or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two

pins for a few seconds.

• Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before

clearing the CMOS values.

• After clearing the CMOS values and before turning on your computer, be sure to remove

the jumper cap from the jumper. Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard.

• After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized

Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," for

BIOS configurations).

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Your BIOS has now been reset to default.

If you can't find the pin out header then remove power lead and BIOS battery for 24hrs to allow the bubble memory to discharge fully for the same result.

What makes you think it is the BIOS memory stopping your system starting?

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How to remove cmos/bios password ?

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:
In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.
Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don't have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.
When you find the jumper, look carefully. There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.
Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool Service:

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BIOS defaults despite new Battery

unless you have cleared the cmos the jumpers should be in the right place, but check the JBAT1 or CLRMOS or CLRCLK, depending on mobo, if tey are over pins 1 and 2 move to 3 and 4 or visa versa

Aug 29, 2008 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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Dont know why
But try resetting BIOS
1) remove M/board battery for 1 to 2 hours refit and see if bios is back in default mode
2) on M/board will be a 2 or 3 pin reset jumper switch with word on M/board reset bios or similar
On a 2 pin remove the jumper from 1 pin and fit it over both for 3 or 4 seconds then replace back to where it was and reboot
On a 3 pin remove jumper from the 2 pins it is on and fit over middle pin and the one it was not on same time then refit back to how it was and reboot
Your computer should now start and allow you into BIOS

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A bios password has been set and i cant remember it, how do i remove it or get into my system Mark

Open up the side of the case. You should see three headers, with a jumper on the first two. It should be labeled something like cmos or something like that. Remove the jumper, and switch it so that is is covering the last two. Then, remove it again and put it back. That should reset the BIOS to defaults, including the password. If you cannot find the jumper, remove the battery from the motherboard for a period of time (I'd try 24 hours just to be safe). When you replace the battery, it should reset the password.

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A thing known as BIOS or Basic Input Output System or system BIOS has been configured for security. When after the system starts, you are unable to boot up or go past the password due to a password. Try this:

To delete or disable the Power On password:
Shut down (Power down) the system and disconnect the power cord from the outlet
or the system unit.
Remove the chassis cover.
On the system board, remove the jumper on pins 1 and 2 of header E49 and place
only on pin 2.
Replace the chassis cover and reconnect the power cord.
- OR -
Remove the E49 jumper (green) next to the battery. Make note of whaere jumper was (pin 1-2 or 2-3).
Power on the computer, enter bios (Setup), F10 or F2 (I don't recall if they changed the key)
Disable 'Power On Password'
Switch off PC and replace the jumper.

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