08-28-2005, 05:51 AM
| | Re: Acer TravelMate 2354LM - Password - HELP?!
i believe if you can open it up it can be done, it cannot keep the
settings without power :) so take the battery out, the only thing i can
think of that won't allow you to do that is if the battery s hidden and
hard to get to or something
> While what you say is true for desktops, it is not true
> for many laptops. As a security device many if not most
> laptops have to be reset by supply proof of ownership
> to the factory, which will then issue a master password to
> unlock the machine.
> "BlastUK" <BlastUK@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> > you'd need to take apart the laptop to show the mainboard
> > then remove
> > the battery (this works on every motherboard btw) i'm not
> > sure how long
> > you're supposed to leave the battery out for exactly, its
> > just enough
> > for the mobo to lose all power and forget the settings.
> > or if theres a bios reset jumper, move the pin to reset
> > position then
> > back.