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D610 shorting method help

By Freddym ยท 12 replies
Jul 6, 2007
  1. I'm trying to do the shorting method on my dell latitude d610 i open everything up and i could see the eeprom can someone give me step by step instruction on how to short it. Thank You

    I got it if anyone needs help just ask me on this forum its super easy.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Search the Forum. There is a great deal of help there, but not for the D620
  3. nour1203

    nour1203 TS Rookie

    unlocked bios dell d610

    fot dell d610 with eeprom 24c04 shorting method is correct for unlock bios password:
    -short pin6 and pin3(gnd)
    -power on laptop
    -power off laptop
    -disconnect short

    enjoy bios unlocked
  4. xxdj

    xxdj TS Rookie

    Shorting Dell D610

    If i shorting this PIN. Should i Put the Power Supply (Battery) and the Cmos Battery. Pls let me know Step by Step. Thanks!!!
  5. nour1203

    nour1203 TS Rookie

    unlock bios dell d610

    press the power button, short the wires for 2 seconds, then it "should" say "***Manufacturing Mode - Level [1]*** Press Fn-X to return to normal mode" then when you see this, press F2, after bios comes up, press ESC, choose "Save and exit" then reboot... if "manufacturing mode" still comes up press Fn-X and it will exit that mode.
    Step 1. press power.
    Step 2. short wires 2 seconds.
    Step 3. disconnect wires, wait 2 seconds.
    Step 4. short wires again for 2 seconds,
    Step 5. disconnect and wait for "Maintenance Mode" text.
    Step 6. Hit F2
    Step 7. Hit ESC, Choose save and exit
    Step 8. Enjoy your unlocked Laptop (with NO service Tag)
  6. emde

    emde TS Rookie Posts: 18


    Pin3 is gnd. What is pin6?

  7. nour1203

    nour1203 TS Rookie

    Pin6 is SCL(serial clock)
  8. Fantastic420

    Fantastic420 TS Rookie

    Hey guys. I got a D610 Latitude myself. I am trying to unlock the password. I opened the laptop, I see the 4 squares. The 3rd 1 is where the pins at? How do I know what pins to short? Can I get some pictures please? Thanks

  9. jaybroski

    jaybroski TS Rookie

    Where can I find pictures of the location of the chip I'm supposed to short out? I wanna get this done. Thanks!
  10. Freddym

    Freddym TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I attached a pic which shows the pins you short out in red

    Attached Files:

  11. jaybroski

    jaybroski TS Rookie

    Thanks! 8 9 10

    I still can't seem to find that chip with this picture. Anyone got different pictures?

    NM.. I successfully got the shorting method to work! NOW I have a hard drive password now..... I tried plug the notebook HDD to my PC and it makes a clicking sound. Is it because of the password or is it a bad hard drive?
  12. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Usually, it is a bad hard drive. But some hard drives are designed to click rhythmically... if you tell us the model number & Part Number off the face of the drive, we can tell if that is supposed to be a silent drive.
  13. jaybroski

    jaybroski TS Rookie

    I got the drive to detect. Bad usb port. It's an IBM Travelstar

    I think imma just get a new HDD. I've been reading it's near impossible to unlock a hard drive for free anyway... thanks!
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