Bad Mobo or Password

By fishboy
Jan 30, 2009
  1. Dell Inspiron 1521 Tag 595b this laptop has a pice of plastic chipped off the right front cornner; impact is most likely the cause. I have a password via masterpw.exe V2.20 for tags ending with 595b. At the grey screen of password entry ..... I see no field with curser as I type in the password and the password used fails. So, what could it be bad Mobo, bad password or both?

    Appreciate any kind of help.........please, thanx.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Probably a bad password... That one is a tough one if you did not set the original password.
    If you bought the laptop from Dell, you can ship it back to them for removal at a price. Otherwise, keep on trying.
    When you first press the on button, can you then immediately press the <F1>. <F2>, <F10>, or <F12> key and get a setup screen. If so, the motherboard is OK.
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