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Admin Password chip location on Dell Latitude C840

By Carloscycle ยท 9 replies
Oct 31, 2005
  1. I need to know the location of the password chip on the motherboard of a Dell Latitude C840. Everything I have tried so far has not worked. I would greatly appreciate any help I can get on this.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 21,238   +17

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your answer may be found in this thread HERE Pages 10/11/12 maybe the interesting part for you.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Carloscycle

    Carloscycle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the tip. I am getting closer but I still have to find the location of this chip on the Inspiron 8200. Thanks again!
  4. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Posts: 4,512   +65

    Here's another option (I didn't read that thread..)

    I don't know about the really new Dell laptops, but they used to have a USB dongle which could clear passwords. I believe this device will work for the 8200, as that's about the right time period.
  5. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    It is underneath the Tray/Chute for the Fixed Optical drive, and very close to the board edge near the Modular Bay's inner end.
  6. daayglow

    daayglow TS Rookie

    I see the chip it is very small ---thanx!
  7. jlon

    jlon TS Rookie

    Greetings To All!!

    Hope the holiday treated you well as did I - I rested - whew!!! I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 of which I am trying to either get the part number or the exact location of the motherboard for the tmp 1.2 security chip. Researching to find it so that I can order a replacement has proven a bit difficult to say the least. Appreciate any leads or info on this one.

    Have a good day

    B A ....
  8. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    The EEProm chip is a 25 series. I only know of 2 varieties so far, a 25P80?? and a
    MX25L800??. These are not exact but close to the complete number. I do not know their location on the boards in question.
  9. zone2oo0

    zone2oo0 TS Rookie

    i hope you guys still check this, anyway.. i found a MX 25L605AM2C and i also found a ST which is C46WP

    i tried jumping both, but... no luck

    any help would be greatly appreciate it

    this is a inspiron 1520 btw
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 13,810

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