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Start up problem

It appears a lock on the top left corner of the screen. (power on password) any one who could help please! i took off the battery + the back up battery switched on again waited for some minutes and nothing happened

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Maybe a switch or button on the main board to reset the BIOS?

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

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