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Need to Reset the BIOS

Postby kemuri » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:50 pm

jackass that I am, i forgot my own bios password. anyone have advice on how to reset it? ie) is there a cmos bat or a jumper and the location? Thanks in advance . . .
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Re: Need to Reset the BIOS

Postby SilverZero » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:12 pm

I don't have a suggestion for you, but I would recommend:

1) Googling for generic directions on clearing BIOS passwords (if possible - I'm skeptical) and
2) Don't start a new topic when you just asked this question in an existing thread.

Good luck. :)
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Re: Need to Reset the BIOS

Postby idsk » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:36 am

How to remove the supervisor password
To remove an SVP, do the following:
(A) [...]

(B) If an SVP has been forgotten:
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Unplug the AC adapter cable from the computer.
3. Remove the battery pack.
For how to remove the battery pack, see “1010 Battery pack” on page 57.
4. Remove the backup battery.
For how to remove the backup battery, see “1110 Fan, backup battery, and
system board” on page 77.
5. Wait about one minute.
6. Reinstall the backup battery and the battery pack.
Both the SVP and the user password will be removed.

How to remove the user password

To remove a user password that has been forgotten, when the SVP is known, see
“How to remove the supervisor password”

tooken from "Hardware Maintenance Manual - IdeaPad" (45n3684_01.pdf -
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