Bios ????

By CrashHDD
Jul 29, 2006
  1. Hi

    I have a Laptop, Compaq Presario 1600 with a password on the bios (joy of buyin second hand)....the bios is a Phoenix 4.0 rel 6.0.
    how do i get passed this point?


  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    There's not really a lot of options. There's been numerous threads about your situation with different laptops.

    The password is almost always stored in a security chip which sometimes requires soldering skills to remove and replace. There are services that will do this too, but they run anywhere from $20-$200 depending on laptop model.
  3. CrashHDD

    CrashHDD TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can you tell me where the chip is
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