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Dell Inspiron 2500 BIOS Password

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NitroNic, Jan 12, 2004.

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  1. NitroNic

    NitroNic Thread Starter

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    This thing has a password to enter the BIOS setup program.

    I've taken the thing apart mostly, can't find anything.

    How do you reset the password on this thing?

    Thanks,

    Nic
     
  2. dustyjay

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    Either jumper the CMOS reset pins or remove the the battery for about 15 minutes should do the trick. Remember though that not only will it reset the password but it will reset the cmos to factory defaults so you will need to make your settings changes over again.
     
  3. NitroNic

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    Thanks, but I figured that much, I guess I should have stated my question more clearly....

    I don't know where the cmos battery or the reset pins are located in this; from what I've removed, I could find nothing that looked like either of these.

    Nic
     
  4. dustyjay

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    According to dell the CMOS battery is soldered to the motherboard. So it is not going to look like a nomal CMOS battery. I could not get anywhere about reseting cmos on the dell WEB Site sorry
     
  5. NitroNic

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    Well, thanks for trying.... I may have to call them.

    Nic
     
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