Locked in bios acer 5745-5425

December 16, 2012 at 07:36:30
Specs: windows 7, i3/2gb

Locked bios acer5745
I bought a laptop that has a locked Bios password and i cant get past it . I have took out both batteries for about 2 months and nothing. I feel that there may be a capicator holding voltage to the bios chip. Can any one help? Acer wants $100.00 to reset it. It is just not in my budget. I would be thankful for any help. I have also replaced the hard drive and the same thing so i know it is NOT w windows password. THANKS

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December 16, 2012 at 09:08:30

Sorry, we couldn't help with that if we wanted to.

The entire purpose of laptop security features is to assure users their data is protected.

I am surprised Acer is willing to reset the BIOS password at all. Did they ask for proof of legal ownership?

Did you try contacting the seller for help?

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December 16, 2012 at 11:04:56

you may as well use the laptop for a doorstop...either that or contact the original owner for the password...

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December 18, 2012 at 15:32:05

The original seller had a yard sale and is now somewhere in Florida. They sold out n moved. Someone told me about jumping 2 leggs on the BIOS to deplete the voltage to the capicator. Does any one witch two to jump? They didnt know witch two either.
Well it was worth a shot anyway. i suspect that there will be many more with the same problem soon. Thanks for your help

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December 18, 2012 at 17:54:51

BIOS passwords are not stored in the CMOS as they are on desktops. This is to provide the better security necessary on laptops. There are no jumpers or other simple method that will reset such a password.

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December 22, 2012 at 09:25:42

Thanks for the help.You jump the legs of the bios chip to reset it just dont know what chip or what legs to jump. THANKS ANYWAY THOUGH

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December 22, 2012 at 10:00:01

The information you got is wrong. The security wouldn't be of much use if it were that easy to bypass.

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