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Locked out of older laptop, requires password immediately after turning it on!!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm trying to restore an old laptop I have just to do some web browsing and watching movies. I ordered all the parts I could possibly need ( including charger, which I had lost), when the charger came in I powered it on only to find out that for some reason it requires a password at the very beginning right after hitting the power button. It gives me 3 chances to enter the correct password, and then it powers down without giving a code or anything. I have pulled the whole thing apart looking for the battery, or jumper with no luck. Please please help me!

 

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Where did this old laptop come from? Was it yours from the get-go?


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You sure you can't find a button battery on the motherboard? I think that's the only way to clear cmos and thereby removing the password to the bios.


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it could be a password on the hdd it was like that at my school the fix was to hit ctrl+alt+delete 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

it wasnt mine originally, i bought it for $20 from a girl that I work with. It was originally her dads, I asked if she knew the password but unfortunately she does not.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I had the whole thing in pieces looking for a battery or jumper, and couldnt find anything idky. and for the hard drive password I tried the control alt delete thing with no luck, i even replaced the hard drive with a different one..This is really driving me crazy I just wanna watch my tv shows and surf the web. my other laptop's hard drive died and I dont have the money for another one right now

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Password locked HDD.. good luck with that. You can try using Hirenboot CD Utilities to remove it but the chance is pretty slim.


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I had this issues many years ago on my Toshiba Equium A210. I had to completely remove the CMOS battery and wait for 5 minutes then put it back in. The BIOS password just showed up one day, no idea why. I didn't set a password and the default password didn't work so I had to remove the battery and after 5 minutes all was well again.


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I think your only chance is removing the CMOS battery (not the normal laptop battery but another battery on the motherboard as posted by godlikegohan) once removed leave the laptop for 10 minutes then put everything back together.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@YoYo155 i'm not sure if its the bios, i have been wondering that myself. but its not the hard drive thats locked so idk. im taking it apart now tho so hopefully i just need to pull the battery

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just pulled the battery for 45 mins, put it all back together and it still asking for the password

complete noob question but, you took out the main battery for the laptop out too right? if yes, and the bios battery, and that didnt work then  wow


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