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Friend forgot his pass on his dell inspiron 1520
bI0HaZ 
26/5/08 11:40:20 AM
Apprentice

My friend recently found his old laptop (Dell Inspiron 1520) but forgot his password on it. This is not the password system of windows, this is a pass that you have to enter right in the beginning or it wont even boot. So I cant just format it and even when I replaced the HDD in it it still has the protection. Is this on the bios? And Is it possible to use this thing again?
Please help!

bI0HaZ

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chome 
26/5/08 11:53:06 AM
Champion

Tried removing the battery on the motherboard?

Unplug the tower, take case off.
Located the battery on the motherboard.
Remove for 5 - 10s, place back in.
Try to boot.

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aliali 
26/5/08 1:37:32 PM
SuperHero
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chome > it's a notebook.

bI0HaZ > How far does it actually get when you turn it on?

http://www.tech-faq.com/dell-bios-password.shtml

Dell Inspiron BIOS Password Recovery

Each Dell Inspiron has a master password which will clear the BIOS password. You can get this number by calling Dell Technical Support at (800)624-9896.

Dell Technical Support will request the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the bottom of your Inspiron.

If you were not the original owner of the Inspiron, Dell will transfer registration of the used Inspiron from the original owner with only the Service Tag and Express Service Code from the tag on the laptop.

To transfer the registration of a used Dell Inspiron, fill out the Transfer of Ownership form on Dell's web site.
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/change_order/en/tag_transfer



Edited by aliali: 26/5/2008 1:40:22 PM

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bI0HaZ 
26/5/08 2:33:52 PM
Apprentice

Thanks for the reply guys.
And it doesn't go for long. Anything I try do (like go into boot menu) it asks for the password first.

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mandalore 
11/7/08 5:24:58 PM
Banned
Quote by chome
Tried removing the battery on the motherboard?

Unplug the tower, take case off.
Located the battery on the motherboard.
Remove for 5 - 10s, place back in.
Try to boot.



Try that. Or you could try hitting it, that sometimes works. Or shouting.

You could also try booting from a disk via boot menu.

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