bios password of gateway solo 9550

By rafa
Jun 20, 2006
  1. My husband received a Gateway Solo 9550 laptop from an NGO as donation but it has locked bios. The donor didn't provide the password. Please help me unlock the bios. Thanks.
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Step 1.Remove CMOS battery from motherboard.

    Step 2.Move jumpers on three little pins on the motherboard to the opposite position.

    Step 3.Restart the computer,then turn it off again.

    Step 4.Move the jumpers back to their original position.

    Step 5.Replace CMOS battery.

    Step 6.Voila !

    A more detailed description HERE A different model but the procedure is much the same(I would imagine).

    A picture of battery and jumpers HERE They might be in different positions on your board.
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