Dell Latitude CPi ds266xt Password issue

By kazak
Aug 15, 2006
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  1. Gudday
    I have bought a second hand Dell and on power up I am asked for a password for which I have no idea nor does the person I bought the laptop from.
    I have stripped the laptop to look for jumpers etc. to no avail.
    I beleive from what I have seen of the chipset that the password is buried in nvram.
    Anybody done a hardware reset of the bios on one of these machines?
    Maybe I can short some pins on the nvram (if I could find it).
    Cheers
    Kaz
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,251


    You and several thousand others,

    Take a look at this extensive thread here, and then when you have you will know the answer,

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  3. Janet

    Janet Newcomer, in training

    bios password

    Hi Kaz,

    Did you manage to remove the bios password?

    Thanks for any help you can give me
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