Solved how can I get to the BIOS?

January 23, 2011 at 11:00:08
Specs: Windows 7, intel Pentium 4 3.00ghz
have Sony Vaio VGC-V2M, AMIBIOS 2003. cant get to the bios. tried del. esc, F2, F3, F10. pleas help

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#1
January 23, 2011 at 11:23:37
✔ Best Answer
Found on numerous sites:

"Press and hold down F2 or F3 during VAIO screen for menu. Press F1 for setup"


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#2
January 23, 2011 at 11:34:36
thanks a lot. it worked only one more problem now. there is password that i dont know. pc was not my originaly only windows is. any idea how to get rid of that or find this password?

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#3
January 23, 2011 at 12:34:14
What is it that you need to change in the BIOS? I believe you will have to contact SONY to get the password removed or changed.

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#4
January 23, 2011 at 13:54:09
Apparently Vaio VGC-V2M is a desktop model with an integrated display.

You can probably remove the password by removing AC power to it then removing the cmos battery that's on the mboard for a few seconds then re-installing it such that you can see the + on top of it.
See the User's or Owner's manual for your model. If the computer still has it's original Sony software installation on it that manual is probably already on the hard drive and is listed in the All Programs lists somewhere.

After the battery has been removed and reinstalled, when you boot you will see a message "Cmos Checksum Error " or similar. You need to go into the bios Setup and set the current Date and Time, save bios settings
OR
continue on into Windows and set the date and time there - that will probably set them in the Bios too.
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If you have the rare situation where that did not remove the password, there may be a different method to remove it in the manual,

or if not, you may be able to do the same as for a laptop...

If that's the only password, if your problem is the Boot Order or similar settings are not set correctly and you can't boot from something you want to boot from, most of, if not all, laptops show a line on the screen while booting "Press xxx to change boot device." or similar - if you press the stated key while that line is on the screen, you can select one device in a list to boot from, even if you can't access the bios Setup otherwise.


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#5
January 24, 2011 at 06:07:41
well basicaly nothing, just look at settings of pc. will probably leave it. but thanks anyway

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#6
January 25, 2011 at 01:50:17
well I could reset battery but i was trying to remove back case of PC but its just not possible. I was looking for it at net, but it appears a lot of people have problem with this....i have pc manual. it sais there is button on the back of pc in the middle which when you push it you should be able to get the back panel off easily but there is no button. I just cant get it off .

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#7
January 25, 2011 at 09:15:01
Do you see a line while booting like that mentioned in the last part of response 4 ?
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I looked at the User Manual available here:

models sold before 2006
VGC-V2M (main support page; on the Sony Europe web site)
http://genesis.sony-europe.com/inst...

but it has no info about a battery or removing passwords.

A similar User Guide for a VGC-V3M mentions passwords and that it has a backup battery on the mboard but there is no info in it about how to remove the battery.

I searched for a service manual for VGC-V2M - if there is one I found nothing obvious in the many "hits" I looked at.

I did find at this link:
http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/archive...

a post in the thread that says:

"Hi If anyone is interested i have guide for disassembling the VGC-V2M. I realise this thread covers a different model but the process would be similar.

Disassemble A Sony Vaio VGC-V2M Desktop Computer (http://www.digitalconversions.ie/blog/?page_id=3) "

I tried using the
http://www.digitalconversions.ie/bl...
line in a browser, but it no longer works.

However, his web site link works
http://www.digitalconversions.ie

and you could try contacting him

Email: fergus@digitalconversions.ie
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See the info in response 4 about setting the Date and Time .
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Otherwise, take it to a local place that is authorized to work on Sony computers and have them open it up and remove the battery, replace it.
The battery usually lasts 5 years or so. It's often a common CR2032 one.
Your model was first made before 2006. It would be a good idea to replace it if you intend on using the VGC-V2M for a while


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