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Packard Bell Easynote R1995. Lost boot and HDD passwords

By ZigZag64
Nov 19, 2009
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  1. Hi everyone. How do i go about getting my laptop in use again?
    I have found the mainboard battery, but can't get to any jumper to cut the power. It realy doesn't seem to be ment to be pulled out.
    Does anyone know a masterpassword for my laptop?
    Does anyone know of an instructionsmanual for realy disassembeling the laptop?
    I hope you can help me :)
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Masterpassword does not exist. You or the previous owner set it . It is not something that Packard Bell does.
    TechSpot does not help with password problems.
    The Battery is on a cable that can be cut and redesigned to have plug-in wires.
    There is no instruction manual, except at the Packard Bell site in England.

    There is no way to recover a HDD password, that I know of...

    In my opinion, the Packard Bell is one of the worst of all laptop investments, with several levels of bad technology and unreliability. I would start out by fixing up a better computer.
  3. ZigZag64

    ZigZag64 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I still have the original casing and the reciept :)
    I tend to agree with you about PB, but my laptop has served my nongaming needs for a long time, so I will cut the cable and hope it will solve my problem, if I don't find a better solution.
    I thank you for your reply.
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Cutting the cable will void any warranty you may have.

    If you look under the keyboard, you may find that it has connectors, and you will not have to cut the cable.
  5. ZigZag64

    ZigZag64 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you raybay.
    I will look for a disassembly instructionsmanual, because it doesn'e seem that my laptop can be be disassembled any further and there is so little cable available so far, that i doubt that I can fit a new connector to the little available cable.
    Or maybee plain violence :) is the answer. Maybee I'm too timid :)
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