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Re: acer travelmate bios reset
You need to unhook, your battery on your main board it is usally on the bottom of the laptop,once you unhook the battery you need to keep it unhook for about 15-30 minutes then put it back together
and then reinstall your windows it is quite complicated back take the lap completey apart that is the only way to get the bios password out ... hope thie helps lala linda
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The BIOS password is a hefty security measure, and consequently, is difficult and in some cases impossible to disable if you do not already know the password that was set. Dell offers a recovery service if you can prove purchase. Acer does not provide any kind of easy solution, but most use a BIOS developed by Phoenix, and you might (and thats a big might) be able to recover the BIOS (a.k.a. wipe the original, which requires a password, and replace it with a 'fresh' one). If you are interested in this endeavor, I came across a handy tutorial if you want to try it out. http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/326954-case-you-kill-your-phoenix-bios-bios-recovery-methods.html
If you have forgot BIOS password then you have to reset CMOS jumper setting. Please follow the below steps: Open the Laptop back panel. Locate the CMOS battrey, remove it & then
with the help of a screw driver keep on pressing the terminal inside it and turn ON the computer for 10 secs and Turn Off (make sure you keep on pressing the terminal with a screwdriver while turning ON). It will short the BIOS setting. Now, fix the CMOS battrey & restart the computer. This will take care of the issue.
Check on motherbord again you can find cmos cell it is look like round battery cell. Then pull it for 10 minutes so all bios settings are defaults. Also you can clear bios with jumper find jumper on motherbord it has 3 -pin 1-2-3 right now jumper is in 1-2 position set it to 2-3 position so your bios is clear.Then again set it to it's original position. then it not ask for password. Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks.
There is a "jumper" that needs to be shorted and power then applied to the board. Take the memory cover off the bottom of the case, take the first memory stick out, look on the motherboard for a set of points that are labeled J3 or Cmos reset. You will have to hold a thin piece of jumper wire on these points to "short" the connection while power is applied to the board, this will reset the Cmos and clear the password.
just the jumper position on the mother board pin 1 and pin 2 will be occupied just unplug the power cord and remove the jumper and put the in 2 and 3 then wait for 5 sec then put the jumper to original position and power the laptop