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Author: Subject: BIOS IS PROTECTED
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[*] Post 477902 posted on 6-10-2013 at 01:17 Reply With Quote

Bought a laptop off ebay works great only problem is the BIOS is password protected . Laptop is COMPAQ CQ 57 . Read articles about Backdoor passwords , but don't know what BIOS it uses . Need some help guys :(
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[*] Post 477917 posted on 6-10-2013 at 09:33 Reply With Quote

There's usually a jumper, or dip-switch, to do that. Not sure where that'll be, though. On the mobo, somewhere. It'll usually be labelled. But, of course, you'll have to rip the thing apart, to find that.

Can the seller not help you?
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[*] Post 477927 posted on 6-10-2013 at 10:55 Reply With Quote

This is a video showing how to disconnect the CMOS battery which will do the job. Hiren (I didn't mention it) has password reset tools that may, or may not, be effective.
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