Reset BIOS password
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.
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.
Thanks, but that link just takes me to connect to your emails... Is that right?
Sorry, its got the right link now :)
Originally Posted by Novalee
Thank you. I am getting this BIOS though, and it doesn't give an error.
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.
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?
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. Attachment 18675
Ok I will try that - thanks Mcom - I am still training and don't want to be the one asking questions every 5 minutes :-)