Mobile Password Help The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password. If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives. TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services. You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact and best option being the laptop manufacturer. Kudos to kimsland for putting together this summary of info related to password removal. This comes from wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousands of posts related to this problem. We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there. You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online. So please use this guide for help but do not post any further threads on the matter, they will be deleted. Click > Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag >Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread >Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post572530-1.html Password types: Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in. Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available. Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data. Transfer of Product Ownership US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1 International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1 International warranty contact phone numbers http://support.dell.com/support/top...dellcare/international_travel?c=us&l=en&s=gen Old closed threads, with lots of info: Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies) HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies) HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies) HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies) Downloads Dell Manuals: http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12 DSTCD.iso: (Release date: 22-November-2005) http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585 "Paperclip Procedure" HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217 laptops unlocked: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645683-913.html Chip 24C02 24C04: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post698486-1134.html Dell IC Numbers: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post645922-916.html SvcTag.exe: ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe Asset.com: ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag) CmosPwd: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd Attachments HP OldPass.zip includes: [*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997) [*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003) [*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003) HP Oldpass2.zip: As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program Dell Latitude.zip: D35B password generator (old generator) Dell MasterPW.zip: D35B password generator (old generator) How to use We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there. You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online. So please use this guide for help but do not post any further threads on the matter, they will be deleted.