Solved reset cmos password acer travelmate 5730

September 11, 2012 at 09:26:42
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a laptop that was donated to our school and it has an "unknown" cmos password. Does anyone know how to reset/remove the existing password. This laptop has a finger swipe too that is turned off. I cannot boot from USB or CD/DVD either because of this "unknown" password.

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#1
September 11, 2012 at 11:40:45
Contact Acer Support and prove ownership to them, then they will help !

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#2
September 11, 2012 at 12:04:07
I was trying to avoid going through Acer since they charge when a computer is out of warranty.

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September 11, 2012 at 15:26:20
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#4
September 11, 2012 at 18:15:32
do yourself a favor and ask the people who got the donation notify the rightful owner to get the password. There is NO software to my knowledge that will clear that password....it is an anti-theft protection....you would be wasting your money

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#5
September 12, 2012 at 04:43:10
Thanks for all your advice. I did end up finding the answer at: http://www.tech-faq.com/reset-bios-... in the "hash code" section. Once I entered the code it gave me the password. Seems the previous user did not set the password; Acer did.

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#6
September 12, 2012 at 05:34:09
good catch Carol! Research usually ends up helping a problem...thanks for posting back...it will help others

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