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Dell BIOS Password Removal

By keiontre1
Dec 29, 2005
  1. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie Posts: 343

    Okay, that is the right chip. Try the after Power On shorting. Read this standard blurb of mine
    The following comments are updates to the procedures contained in the .pdf file and Additions from this linked website.
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/judslat/paragon/
    The rest of what you will need is being hosted by this same linked site for download.
    The chip on this board requires shorting/grounding of pin 5 or 6 after Power On with a delay time of from 1-6 seconds. Pin 4 on the Chip is the ground for the paper clip method, but the mod.shorter in the picture is easier to control and use for the after Power On shorting or grounding. The clip is fastened to any grounded screw or screw hole in the board and the straight pin point touched to pin 5 or 6 at the proper time. I no longer use the paper clip, but use this mod. shorter exclusively.
    If you short/ground and the laptop shuts down, you were early, if it continues to boot, hold the short and see what results. If the grey password screen comes up again, you were late with the short, so start again. If you get the Manufacturing Mode screen, continue holding the short in place for another minute to completely drain the EEProm Chip of its Service Tag and passwords. This latter result I call the "Sweet Spot". The EEProm chip loads the Service Tag and Passwords into the BIOS chip on each boot and you are trying to run them into ground instead. You are trying to short/ground after the boot is committed, but before the Bios Chip Loading has started(a very brief period) and then hold the short until the chip is cleared completely.



    I hope this helps you
     
  2. DODONI

    DODONI TS Rookie

    WOW , im going to try right now
     
  3. DODONI

    DODONI TS Rookie

    ok,
    this is wat happend
    i try both pins 5 and 6, effect is the same
    after power up laptop i pined 5 to metal shell.
    bios was loading , fun started to run, after few seconds got message about configuration and comp ask to enter setup , just after this comp turns off.
    after restart still loads to bios password
     
  4. DODONI

    DODONI TS Rookie

    ok,
    now new problem , hd password
    any ideas ?
     
  5. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie Posts: 343

    What Type/Serial number and Brand is the drive? You can always replace the drive if it can not be cracked. Rustam can help if he will with his -595B Password Generator; look for his profile page and private mesaage him.There is a pro site who charges only a nominal fee, but their method does not work with all drives. I have a 20gb IBM that they couldn't crack.
     
  6. DODONI

    DODONI TS Rookie

    HD IS TOSHIBA MK6026GAX
    SERIAL 253G1855T
    HDD SERVICE TAG 253G1855T - 595B
    i tryed to send this info to rustam but his box is full
    need help
    THANKS PARAGON FOR BIOS TRICK , WORKS GRATE, WOOOW
     
  7. wasuup

    wasuup TS Rookie

    need your help Rustam

    Sallam any chance givin me a password for my dell d610 service tag BCX5V1J-595B THANKS
    email me if u can email removed
     
  8. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie Posts: 343

    This link is to the pro site I mentioned. I believe they get about $16 for unlocking a drive larger than 20gb. The Toshibas are compatible
    website removed
     
  9. fantomhas

    fantomhas TS Rookie

    this is awesome

    Hey guys, this program works smoothly on latitude d810. I reset the service tag number and it removed the admin password. Then I reset the service tag number to original one. Now, I can set everything on BIOS.

    Thank you very much Paragon33.

    Have a great day

    Do not flash the BIOS, as it will not help with that problem and you may have a problem doing that with the Boot Order locked. If you will go to this website and download one of the three methods of running the DST software in DOS depending on your periphealdrives and boot order status, you use it to Change/Delete your Service Tag and then reset it using the same software. During that procedure, the EEProm Chip is erased and the ADMIN/Configure Setup Password goes away.
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/judslat/paragon/[/QUOTE]
     
  10. wasuup

    wasuup TS Rookie

    this ones 4 paragon33 i had my lappy 4 over a year wit a bios password but boot sequence and setting were fine so it didnt bother me now as i was contemplating putting a internal blue tooth module i thought let me find a way 2 destroy the password but coz of ur site http://homepage.ntlworld.com/judslat/paragon i have achived my goal thanks so much 4 ur effort in helpin pple like me thanks alot
     
  11. moe308

    moe308 TS Rookie

    Can anyone tell me where the eeprom for a Dell D610 is? I've torn the thing apart and can't see it..

    thanks,

    Moe
     
     
  12. wasuup

    wasuup TS Rookie

    there a file in parogon33 site that has the location of the chip in different model it a pdf file
     
  13. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey TS Rookie

    Like many other people who've posted here, my Dell D510 laptop requires a BIOS password that I do not know. I was given the laptop from work who have 20 laptops that are now paperweights due a disgruntled ex-employee, who having been fired and immediately locked out of the network, decided to cause as much havoc as possible by changing all the passwords of the laptops in storage.
    Under the support contract, they have to send the laptops back to have Dell unlock them. As they have sensitive company info on the hard drives my company don't want them to be sent with the hard drives still in them and taking the hard drive out invalidates the support warranty.

    The tag is #2HD3V1J-595B if anyone can help me out with a password that would be excelleny, but if not I'll try the paperclip method....
     
  14. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey TS Rookie

    I've managed to short the chip on the 510 (located underneath the PCMCIA chassis, pins 3&6 ) and remove the BIOS password.

    However, there's also a hard drive password. Any ideas?
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Paragon posted a program for that I believe.
     
  16. FunkyMonkey

    FunkyMonkey TS Rookie

    My hard drive ends in 535d, so the program doesn't work.
     
  17. Malenko

    Malenko TS Rookie

    Rustum_ ?

    Rustum_ can you still do master passwords for Dells? I have an inspirion D610 , the service number on the grey screen is 8RF58B1-595B I got it instead of the money a friend owed me, but he doesnt have the password ( I didnt really ask for specifics as to why he didnt know it) and Dell wont help me at all. He still owes me money, even with giving me this doorstop, but my anger over this will be eased if you can let me feel less cheated out of my hard earned money

    any help is appriciated!
    Thom aka Malenko
     
  18. tazman

    tazman TS Rookie

    Dell Latitude HD password needed !

    Hi Rustram or Anyone,

    I have a Dell 600 Latitude laptop which I bought at my local salvage store here in Alberta. I've tried just about all programs on the net to unlock the hard drive that came with the unit. I've phoned dell but they just don't want to help. I have phoned other companies and they say it is going to cost $85 - $150 to unlock the drive but as you know it is not worth it..

    The error code I get when I boot the drive is :

    #122L1GL7PAB-595B

    It just seems a waste to junk the drive since I rescued it from the waste pile once allready

    Thanks
     
  19. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Threads merged.
     
  20. DODONI

    DODONI TS Rookie

    hello,
    thanks paragon for help,
    im happy owner of working inspiron 9200
    i clear password thanks to you r info,
    and reset hdd pasword thanks to hddunlock guys.
    cost me 10$ for actiwation code for software and 10$ for ide adapter for desktop
    thanks
     
  21. moe308

    moe308 TS Rookie

    Hey All,

    ok, got the Admin password removed on the Dell D610 (short circuited pins 3 & 6, which was underneath & near the battery).

    Thanks to all, especially David (Paragon33)

    Moe
     
  22. rustam_

    rustam_ TS Rookie Posts: 65

    I hate to answer for such messages without email address, but today you lucky.
    Input: #122L1GL7PAB-595B
    By HDD serial number: SJG9WAMN

     
  23. Malenko

    Malenko TS Rookie


    Hey rustam_, did you miss my post? Im in the same boat, I posted my story on the previous page, even the number #8RF58B1-595B . Any help is greatly appriciated
     
  24. Ozzyo99

    Ozzyo99 TS Rookie

    Hello Rustam,

    This is a request coming via the techspot forums for a problem we have encountered on a users D600. The D600 in question was issued to one of our remote users, whom yesterday we were made aware has somehow (god only knows) managed to lock the system.

    On turning on the machine i get:

    "Hard-disk #***********-595B, the system Primary HDD, is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access data on this hard drive without the correct password."

    Goes without saying that the numpty user cannot remember what they somehow typed to lock the HD (I see no reason they would even try this, but they plead ignorance). Anyway I have phone Dell who apparently cannot help (despite us being the owners, leased equipment) because the details are not carried in their system - odd. Hitachi were also of no aid, stating the best we could hope for was a format, if were lucky. The data on the drive if possible needs to remain in tact which is why I don't want to format the drive in any sense, but basically i'm down to you as my last straw.

    System details:

    Dell D600
    Service Tag: JX5NJ1J
    Express Service Code: 433-637-440-39
    BIOS: A14
    Message: #***********-595B (no digits shown bar -595b)

    Hard Drive Info:
    Hitachi Travelstar 30gb
    HDD S/N: MPAA22QBH1060B
    Built: Dec 04

    I would be extremely pleased if you could perhaps let me know if you're able to help me, my intentions are extremely genuine. Otherwise i guess i'll be stamping on the HD as i've already pulled my hair out.

    Regards, James / IT Support Analyst

    Email - josborne]at[scholastic[dot]co[dot]uk

    P.S A quick response one way or another would be superb, otherwise the user gets a new HD but loses a lot of data (we even got the ***** a 2gb pen drive for back-up purposes, but guess what....he forgot to use it).
     
  25. rustam_

    rustam_ TS Rookie Posts: 65

    You cant demand me to help. For some reasons I decide to skip your message. But you always can use method from IdidmyC600 and Paragon33, it really work. No offence.
     
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