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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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My brother bought this Dell Laptop from this bumm and we need help on removing the onboard password to get it reconfigured. Allready tried going into BIOS but it will still ask me for the password. Took it all apart to see if it would reset and still no go. Anybody out there know how to get this done or if its possible at all. Willing to pay if someone can do it for us. Its a Dell PIII, Inspiron 3800. Thanks.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 11:29 AM
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Reset the bios.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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How do I doit? it wont even let me acces that without the password.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 01:11 PM
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does it have a small watch battery somewhere on the motherboard? not sure is laptops have cmos batt's or not. if it does then pull the regular battery and pull that one. go have a smoke and come back and put it all back together and see what happens
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-07-2005, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Allready took it all apart and found no battery, thought maybe it would reset but still no workee. Thanks, anybody else know something I could try?
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check for a jumper. most should have a jumper you can short while powering up to clear the cmos.

I'll check with my brother and see if he has any ideas. He's a dell employee

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-07-2005, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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A friedn of mine mentined the jumper thing, but I have no idea where to find it. I know little about them. Sounds good about your brother thing, hope to hear back from you. Thanks.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 04:17 PM
 
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go to dells website and look up the specs for your laptop, in those specs should be a listing of what jumper settings the motherboard has.
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My brother bought this Dell Laptop from this bumm and we need help on removing the onboard password to get it reconfigured. Allready tried going into BIOS but it will still ask me for the password. Took it all apart to see if it would reset and still no go. Anybody out there know how to get this done or if its possible at all. Willing to pay if someone can do it for us. Its a Dell PIII, Inspiron 3800. Thanks.
Are you trying to reconfigure the bio or access windows?


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Was trying to reconfigure the computer, a couple of guys who just work on computers couldnt find a jumper so I think it probably cant be done.
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There should be a procedure, a manual one requring you to physically do something (like moving a jumper/battery), inquire more w/ dell.

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dells like to use keyboard shortcuts for stuff while starting up such as cntl alt d for disk diag. there might a shortcut. they have forums you can try.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 07:13 AM
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I'm pretty sure its a keyboard shortcut that you'll need to use. Most dell laptops don't have cmos batterys. Try dells website as suggested.
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