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Bought Aspire V-5 ultra thin that has password that on hard drive that stops me from getting into BIOS is there a way round it? I didnt get any manuals or anything

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You would have to dismantle the laptop and remove the BIOS battery for 5 mins then re-insert it to reset the BIOS to factory setting. I found this reset option (picture below) online but have never tried it ..............

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Updateing Graphics Drivers, Check Connections, Adjust resolution and refresh rate, Connect to another monitor to rule out GPU and Software issues.

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire One has Hard drive Password frozen

There should not be a password set in the BIOS unless you set it up with one. You can clear the BIOS to BRAND NEW state. Acer can guide you through this if it is under warranty. If it is not, write back and I will help you do this.

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You need to try to isolate the problem. Try connecting an external monitor to your laptop. Press function screen keys. If you have a picture on your external monitor then you have a video problem - most likely an inverter, although you may need a new screen, unlikely but possible.

If you have no picture then you have a system problem. Disconnect the battery and AC adapter. Remove the memory and reseat. Repower your laptop and see what happens.

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SOURCE: Reset Bios Password for Acer Aspire 7720Z Notebook - Ron M.

Here is the link to your service manual, when you click on it and bring it is a pdf file so you'll need adobe or another pdf reader, go to page 40, that is the directions for resetting and removing the BIOS/hard drive password. Good luck

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SOURCE: How to crack /unlock the password set on SATA HDD port 0 in CMOS on Acer Aspire-5050

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