Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

By joshh916
Oct 17, 2009
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  1. I got a laptop for school on craigslist and there I need the BIOS password because the computer wont boot. I have no idea who the original owner is so I cant change the ownership the service tag is #12D24D1-595B What can I do does anyone know how to get the master password?
  2. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Please visit this forum regarding passwords.
    Also, visit this forum for answers to most common questions.
    Welcome to Techspot :)
  3. joshh916

    joshh916 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    threads

    I already went to those pages, none of those downloads work and there wasnt any information on my system, and like i said I cant do a change of ownership because I dont know who owned it originally, any other suggestion.... if someone could give me good downloads i would be more than happy to try those out
  4. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    The reason I sent you to those pages was to help you understand that support is not offered for passwords here. I can't tell you how many users try, but we have no way of knowing if the request is legitimate or not. Your only alternative is to ask the person you purchased it from on craigslist or contact Dell.
  5. joshh916

    joshh916 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    well are those downloads suppose to work because i think if i had those programs i might be able to get it
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,285   +155

    gee, joshh916

    Could you explain the likelihood of someone buying a computer from a stranger on craigslist and turning over the cash without ever first bothering to turn it on and even see how well it works?

    Or likelihood of someone who just stole it?

    In the one case you made an incredibily stupid mistake. Or in the other case you think we'll help any anonymous person with any claim about the computer needing a password. (and, believe me, we've seen them all on here)

    In either case, you won't be gettin any help here. Sorry
  7. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    I don't know if I would go that far,
    just when you think that, they come up with a new excuse .:haha:
  8. joshh916

    joshh916 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    so youre a disshonest person and think everyone is as disshonest as you so you dont want to help them out, good morals
  9. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Like I said, Dell will be more than happy to help.
  10. joshh916

    joshh916 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i thought they wont do anything without the change in ownership
  11. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,285   +155

    josh916

    Learn from your mistake. (Whichever applies, it was a dumb mistake. We all make 'em. We all learn from 'em)
  12. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,020   +83 Staff Member

    Sorry joshh916, we no longer offer help with BIOS passwords beyond the thread strategic linked you to. As mentioned, your best bet is to contact Dell, and if they cannot help, perhaps you'll have better luck on another forum or with a local repair technician.

    Thread closed.
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