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    Reset BIOS password

    Hello,

    A Dell DCNE (not sure of any other name for this? A Google brings up Latitude)

    I read to move the PSWD pin from the 2 pins on the left to the 2 pins on the right (out of 3) - but there are only 2 pins altogether! I took out the little battery and now it seems a bit of a mess...

    Anyone know what I need to do? The BIOS is still password protected.

    Thanks,

    Novalee

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    http://bios-pw.org/

    Enter the error code that a passworded bios will give you, normally reserved for vendor support and give you the correct response code to get the password removed.
    Last edited by Mcom; 18th June 2013 at 10:24 AM. Reason: Link

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    Thanks, but that link just takes me to connect to your emails... Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novalee View Post
    Thanks, but that link just takes me to connect to your emails... Is that right?
    Sorry, its got the right link now

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    Thank you. I am getting this BIOS though, and it doesn't give an error.


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    Even if you enter the password wrong a few times?

    Is this on a Desktop? If so it will have some jumpers in the MB.

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    Yes it's on a desktop, sorry should have specified.
    Having trouble locating the jumpers - I read if the PSWD pin doesn't have the 3 pins, then might need to short some soldering when booting up, but no idea which - will it be labelled in any way?

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    Power off and unplug. Press/hold power button on tower for ~15 sec.
    Open the case and remove the motherboard battery. Press/hold power button again for ~30 sec.
    Reinstall the battery

    Source:Dell Optiplex 740 will not let me into setup, bios, nor will it load into Windows. Just goes to a black screen. - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

    If that does not work try powering the machine up without the jumper. 2010-05-05_200652_cmos+jumper.gif

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    Ok I will try that - thanks Mcom - I am still training and don't want to be the one asking questions every 5 minutes :-)

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