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HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)

By LegendLuke ยท 936 replies
Sep 23, 2006
  1. Obi

    Obi TS Enthusiast

  2. harakk

    harakk TS Rookie

    Hi, everybody....I'm new here...I've been around this forum for couple days, searching.... and searching... hoping find a solution for my locked Dell Latitude D420 (I bought it second hand). Mine has hdd passsword locked, It's a 1.8" hdd , so hard to find for replacement in my country, and if there it is, believe me it will be costly and i have no budget to buy it. Is there anybody here can help me to unlock my Dell Latitude D420 ? Well actually it is hdd locked Toshiba MK6008GAH. Thanks in advance (Sorry for my bad English)
  3. Ozmaia

    Ozmaia TS Rookie

    HP NC8230 Bios Password

    I understood from this forum that my HP NC8230 has 93C4X EEPRom (which exactly, please specify, maybe 93C46???). What have I do to reset password? Is this EEPRom readable? Please help ... :eek:
  4. wardino

    wardino TS Rookie

    thanks obi and champ for the info. Champ I sent a mail to you,theres my email, you can send it there. thank you so much
  5. a-train

    a-train TS Rookie

    Dell Latitude d620

    I'm a newbie here and desperately need help getting past password. I've read several hours now and found many post but need to find best way around service tag that ends in -595B.
    My service tag # is: 3SFWXC1 -595B
    Service Code: 8250130369

    Bios Revision A08

    Thanks for any help one can give me!
  6. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    Ozmaia, there's NO password in the eeprom.
  7. qixbix

    qixbix TS Rookie

    Latitude D520

    Can the BIOS password be removed? I have read as much as possible on here today (great contributions by many members :) ) and there is some saying yes and some saying no - afaik there is no eeprom to short on this model - i cant get to the one time boot choice menu to boot from floppy or cd to try out any of the software

    any definative answer if this model can be done would be appreciated :)
  8. champ

    champ Banned

    re d520

    the only thing that you can do is buy a password
  9. Ozmaia

    Ozmaia TS Rookie

    HP NC8230 Bios admin password

    So where's HP NC8230 admin Password stored, should be somewhere ?! Is it impossible to recover this password?
  10. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    Ozmaia, i've already told you, where is the password. you need to reflash bios chip with external programmator. if you don't know where's the BIOS chip and if you don't know what is extarnal programmator, don't kill laptop, give it to people who know what they should to do.
  11. wardino

    wardino TS Rookie

    Champ thanks for all your help and info. I really appreciate it..Thank you so much!
  12. adnan19a

    adnan19a TS Rookie

    Need a Bios password for my dell xps m1210

    please help me some body i already download a a one progrom but it's not booting up from a cd or
    bios rev A04
    service tag DLPB2C1-595B
    need help fst pleaseeeeeeeee please
    some one give me a password predetor1234 some one please
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  14. rfouse

    rfouse TS Rookie

    Lost Password

    I have a Dell 1721 Laptop that I cannot remember login password. Need help to erase or identify password to login. It has the Vista Home software
  15. eckholt

    eckholt TS Rookie

    HP Omnibook xe4500

    Hi there.

    At first: sorry for my bad english.

    I got a problem with my "HP Omnibook xe4500". There is a unknown Bios-Password and i allready contacted the hp-support-hotline. they asked me to look with F12 the system-hash-code. it is : 04361

    After that, they mailed me a list with counterpasswords (i don't know the right english word) that should help:


    But every of these password don't work --> "System Warning - Invalid Password".

    I called the hotline again and they said: then you can only exchange the mainboard, because the password is in the eeprom....

    can anybody HEEEELP me ?!? :-((

    THX from germany
  16. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

  17. rfouse

    rfouse TS Rookie

    Yes please send it to me, I will appreciate it very much
  18. hpgl

    hpgl TS Rookie

    first two passwords is bad. All others should work.
    Try to press F2, then F12 and hit ENTER if required, then type in password.
    HP and Acer are top vendor in the world, but they dont care about strong password security.
    Many people can bypass it easily. :(
  19. champ

    champ Banned

    eckholt HP Omnibook xe4500

    when you start the laptop hit direct f2 and type this pass 6cyv7jx or rgadukk
    but try an external keybord when yours is qwertzu
  20. Jaka57

    Jaka57 TS Rookie

    Latitude D420

    We found this notebook at fathers house without any documentation at all (father have died 1 month ago).
    When I've switched on this thing I've found out that the notebook is HDD and Bios password protected so I've started to search for solution on Internet. I didn't find any for D420.
    But anyhow solutions for other Dell notebooks pointed me where to start.
    What I did to remove Bios Password because I didn't find that small EEPROM 24C02 inside D420 (I believe that it hasn't it).
    First think I did was to remove HDD and try to boot with external USB CD ROM. It worked, so I try the same with bootable USB stick and It worked too. I was trying to remove master Bios password with various CMOS tools, Bios tools..., but no one worked neither latitude.exe because 595B. I've read that we can change service tag and asset tag with asset tool from Dell and this numbers have to be stored at the same place in memory (I belive that they are stored in Flash SSt25VF08). So I've started.
    - I've removed main battery,
    - HDD,
    - battery for CMOS,
    - than I waited cca one hour.
    - within that hour I've prepared pure DOS bootable USB stick with asset (from Dell FTP)
    - boot with USB stick
    - run asset from USB with option /s
    - when it asked me if I would like to erase all data (or something like that) I've pressed Y
    - when it did I didn't type new service tag number but switched off the notebook.

    YES, all Bios passwords gone away, but unfortunately HDD is locked with ATA user password and for this I need solution.

    On gray screen is written: **X6HCWC1XW-595B

    Thanks in advance for solution.
  21. champ

    champ Banned

    Compaq/HP nx9010 keith

    this is your code i hope this will help you
  22. B11TME

    B11TME TS Rookie

    Thanks very much champ...worked a treat, Very kind and very quick response

    Will use this forum more often

    Many thanks

  23. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    @B11TME "very quick response"
    Quick response to what?

    @champ "this is your code..."
    Has a post gone missing here is the help thread: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html

    Many members view this thread (and others)
    Many non-members view this board

    Actually according to the statistics, on a quick maths percentage (views and replies)
    Approx. 90% of viewers do not post.

    I would say, keep all information public.
    I also watch this board myself, I believe the support members (those in the know!) do seem to be helping users more and more (mostly publicly)
    I would like to say that this public support, looks good and promising for others requiring help. Please continue this, both in support, and thanks for it.

    Especially on this thread.
  24. dbpk

    dbpk Banned

  25. Obi

    Obi TS Enthusiast

    how much is cheap?
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