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Dell Vostro A860 wont accept Master Bios password wont

Hello there, Have a users Laptop that someone set a bios password on.I contacted Dell support, I Paid to have a Master Bios password generated via the service tag of the Laptop.It would not accept the password. Was told by the Dell support agent that it must mean the main board is faulty.Is there anyone out there that knows what the chip number on the Main board is that stores this password??? I am not sure if it is a eeprom chip of some sorts,must be a way to short this chip out.I know on the earlier Dell Laptops you could but not sure on the newer Vostro's. Any help would be great. thanks guys.

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If that doesn't work, try swapping the drives between the systems and see if the issue follows the drive. If the issue follows the drive, replace it.

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This could be a sign that your laptop is overheating. If you touch the laptop while it is running & you find it too hot, make sure that the fan is running properly & that the air ways are not blocked.
You can blow compressed air into the cooling vents of the fan. If you notice clouds of dust coming out, then it might be a good idea to disassemble the laptop, clean the fan & air ways, & reassemble it back. If the fan has failed & is no longer running, it might need to be replaced.

If none of this solves the problem, or is not the case, then you might have a bad motherboard.

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