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Default 12-07-2009, 11:29 PM

Not sure if if can help, but when I used to work with the old thinkpads, I used to have to remove the CMOS battery and LiIon battery, then hold down the power button for 1 minute. IBM used to say this helped clear the capacitors.

Like I said, I dont know if it will do anything, but if you are going to try removing the CMOS battery again, then this cant hurt either.
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Default 12-07-2009, 11:52 PM

Originally Posted by Jenny4575 View Post
Yes I have tried PHOENIX, phoenix, BIOS and CMOS... which are all the known NIOS passwords for Phoenix BIOS ... someone please help me!!!!

---------- Post added at 01:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:40 PM ----------

Sorry i meant BIOS... known BIOS passwords
how about Phoenix,admin,Admin,12345678,or how about just hitting return for blank?

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Default 12-08-2009, 12:29 AM

The BIOS passwords on laptops and netbooks are purposely difficult to clear. They are stored in non-volatile RAM, so taking the battery out, etc., won't help. I doubt that there is a single master password - there may be one that can be computed from the service tag which Dell would have to give you.

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