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Dell latitude D630

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  1. bs953

    bs953 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    ok I pulled a real boner and it has me going nuts. I bought a used Dell D630, the unit had/has a bios boot password. Well the price was good has an extended battery etc, clean machine etc. I thought what the hell I should be able to work around that! LOL wrong
    anyways while trying different key strokes while booting I found a combo that did something. As the unit is booting I held the CTRL key down and mashed the 'D" key (not the delete key "D" as in Delta) a zilllion times, well the password screen came up with normal text except a now it showed a few garbage characters, ok it is doing something. I repeated the boot and mash three more times and finally came up with total googly gawk. Cool maybe I got somewhere, did a reboot with no mashing.....oop's NO video, unit lights up, drives come on back light comes on NO nothing no text no boot no post screen nothing!

    Removed cmos battery, took out battery unplugged power held down the power button for minutes...walla nothing. It appears I bricked the unit? it wouldn't even boot up with a live cd. So now have I just flushed 150.00 down the toilet? from key combos? I even tried the external monitor that didn't work.....any ideas? Thanx all
     
  2. Hughv

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    "googly gawk"? I like it.
    It's probably more likely you loosened or detached a cable while removing the CMOS battery. Check your work.
     
  3. bs953

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    It had the 'symptom' prior to the cmos battery removal, the cmos removal was in an attempt to correct the newly created problem....:(
     
  4. Hughv

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    Sorry, I missed that.
    I don't see anything in what you did that could cause this. Maybe a stuck key?
    The usual way to remove a B IOS password is to remove the CMOS battery
     
  5. bs953

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    I had a spare keyboard, no go
     
  6. Hughv

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    I'm out of ideas. The Dell forums are very good, and they're likely to have more experience with this model.
     
  7. bs953

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    ok thanx, I figure just get another mobo. That would make my investment 300.00 for a good laptop drop in W7 ultimate what the hell, with an extended battery...guess I can't complain about that.!
     
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