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Panasonic CF-27 Toughbook BIOS password...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by computer-aces, Jun 19, 2002.

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  1. computer-aces

    computer-aces Thread Starter

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    My brother has a Panasonic Toughbook CF-27 laptop. He put a BIOS password on it a long time ago. He now needs to get in the BIOS, but forgot the password. He's tried everything he could think of and nothing works. I know on PC's you can change some jumpter settings or take out the lithium ion battery to remove the password. Is there an easy way to get rid of the password on this laptop? I searched the Panasonic site, but didn't find anything helpfull. Will removing the motherboard battery on the laptop do the same? If so, doe anyone know where it's located? Is it easy to get to or deep down in the system?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Cory
     
  2. active95

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    It does just that it takes a bit longer.... I mean need to take the battery out for about 3 -4 days to drain it completly. Otherwise ( since i'm not quite famialiar with that particual model ) look inside the laptop for a "CLS CMOS" or something close to that , which will clear the BIOS and subsequently the password.
    By the way what BIOS does the laptop has? Award , AMI , Phoenix....
     
  3. computer-aces

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    I'm not sure what brand BIOS it has. I don't have the laptop in front of me. I'm not really sure if that matters anyways. Even if you take out the normal laptop battery for 3-4 days - doesn't if have a motherboard battery that keeps the time and BIOS settings and such?

    Cory
     
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    There are couple of "default passwords" that help in situations like this ( well most of the times.....) so that's why i asked what BIOS you have ( check when the laptop when it starts and should see something like AWARD 4.5G......or if you are able to boot into windows go to www.belarc.com and download the Belarc Advisor and it will tell you what BIOS you have). And taking the battery out will not "mess up" .. the laptop will still start just with the bare minimum , after which you can get into BIOS and modify it.
    HTH
     
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