Solved Changing BOOT order in Win 10

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March 30, 2020 at 06:12:03
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
I Have an Acer ageing (circa 2015) Aspire S13, I bought it new from JB HiFi and although the unit was on display at the time I was happy to buy it. It has served me well over the years but now I am toying with the idea of running Linux from an external drive... problem! I cant boot from the drive because I cant get into the BIOS to change the boot order or source. I am trying trying to change the boot order (Legacy BIOS or UEFI BIOS). To do this I need to get into security but before I can do this I find that someone has set a password which I dont know, this may have been done while the unit was on display. Without going into lengthy detail I have tried all known methods and some unknown to discover the password without success. My last go at this is to remove the BIOS battery and here is the problem. "How"to do this. I have posted 3 jpegs of the bottom of my laptop, now I need to know which screws to remove and how to split the case. I know the power battery is big and "T"shaped but where on the board is it situated and where is the CMOS battery? I'm feeling my way in the dark here and I would appreciate all the help I can get here

JPEGS will have to follow... I can't remember how to attach them to my post.... must be getting old!

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March 31, 2020 at 10:24:28
Just say that there is no facility to load jpg's on here. Use one of the free upload sites such as:
http://www.fileconvoy.com/index.php

No need to get involved with their email facility - just give us the address (URL) that they give you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
March 30, 2020 at 08:11:38
You can find service manual for that series here:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/5...

It’s a free download and safe to use.

Page 18 shows the base view, and thus the screws holding the base in place. Likely further on in the manual will be details on how to strip the whole laptop down...

When you remove each screw, sellotape/scotch tape it on the base cover very close to where it goes. That way you will have each screw in the right location, also not lose any (presuming the sellotape/scotch tape is properly applied).

Also use the correct screwdriver size and type. Most laptop screws are usually mini Philips, though occasionally they may be mini torx or similar.


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March 30, 2020 at 17:59:35
It's very unlikely removing the CMOS battery will reset the BIOS & remove the password. Check the following & click on Answered! View the answer
https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View...

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March 30, 2020 at 21:00:25
Thank you trvlr but your reference is for an S5 mine is an S13 however there is a tremendous amount of useful information. The link below shows my laptop base,

https://laptopmedia.com/highlights/...

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March 31, 2020 at 10:24:28
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Just say that there is no facility to load jpg's on here. Use one of the free upload sites such as:
http://www.fileconvoy.com/index.php

No need to get involved with their email facility - just give us the address (URL) that they give you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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April 2, 2020 at 20:30:26
Thanks Derek, I opted for Imgur, seemed like the best of the bunch. How are you keeping and has the Corona virus affected you much?

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April 4, 2020 at 14:23:33
Ewen

OK on Carona virus so far but aware that being 83 is not on my side, so keeping indoors.

Had a big emergency op on Nov 3 but recovering fine (more than the surgeon expected).

Good to see you around.

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