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Unhappy Bios reset - 11-29-2011, 04:53 AM

Recently I was given a 1012 from a friend. Long story short, I am now th "owner" according to Dell.

It has a BIOS password that needs to be cleared. I emailed Dell tech support, and they supplied me with a password based off my Service Tag.

It doesn't work. I emailed them back, and they responded with the same password, but added to hold down Ctrl and Enter.

All that does it make it beep.

Am I missing something? I ask because its usually 2-3 days between responses, would like to get this resolved ASAP if I can

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Cool 11-29-2011, 03:52 PM

there are people on ebay which others on this forum have used with success that will supply you with a password based on service tag number for a fee....

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