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But how come I can make a repair..

When the BIOS is disable you don't have access to nothing..The computer is locked,you just end in a password screen.

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    Roberto Lopez Sep 06, 2008

    Thanks peacemaker 23, I download the manual and they suggest to remove the motherboard battery for 5 minutes and not to install the main battery untill you turn on the computer with the AC power.That will assure that the password and the CMOS be erased.You won an A+





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Aha so we are talking about bios password

ok then there is only one way now

and that will be by removed the motherboard battery

u will need to remove it for 10 seconds and then put it back in and then turn on the computer.


thats all we can do

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