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

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

    Retired_Chic TS Rookie

    Lat D830 - Dell treated me like a Thief. Those SOB!

    7 emails, 3 Win XP user accounts, Myspace, Facebook, yahoo, google account passwords--a whooping 15+ passwords!
    How they heck they expect us to remember all that sh*it after 3 weeks of holiday travel elapsed....?

    Called the slugs at Dell and treated like a thief...what the heck is wrong with these boneheads, I mean, Is it not a normal occurance to forget passwords these days with every Internet site has log in...?

    I have to learn programing and write Anti-Dell software, but until then I have to rely on you people...

    Latitude : D830
    SRV Tag: #6SWRMF1-595B

    thanx in advance
  2. Red100

    Red100 TS Rookie


    Great place to be
    thanks everybody for all effort .i love this community
  3. Red100

    Red100 TS Rookie

    Help me save the latitude D600

    I need software to unlock bios passwoord for the 595B
    somebody know a link where to download it

  4. dbpk

    dbpk Banned

    no software for 595b, plz read previous posts before posting anything!!, there was only for old models with d35b
  5. Walter-Kum-Dorn

    Walter-Kum-Dorn TS Rookie

    First of all I want to thank Paragon33 to have been here giving precious advices and good tools for so long,
    Ididmyc600 to also have been here to answer to the questions of newcommers like me and having built up the magnific site https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html on which we can learn a lot on BIOS, ways to reset it and tools to make it easier
    and rustam_ for providing the hope of a password that make more and more people come to this forum to post their different configurations and way of solving their problem.

    So for all people who have post on the forum and especially for you three a big THANK YOU, because after having read all the posts I could find on this forum, I ended on an other forum where a single word helped me to complete the process.

    Now that the politeness duty is filled, I will explain where I was blocked so other can profit of my experiences and avoid to lose 20 hours like I did on this problem.

    First of all the PC I just bought in a market is a Dell Laptop D600 on which was enabled the Primary Password

    I tried the utility named Latitude MasterPassword, but like I saw later due to the end of the Service TAG (595B) this utility couldn't work.

    And like always in this situation, the boot sequence was configured to not accept CD or DVD, and like this model doesn't have a floppy drive, I couldn't use any utility or boot cd.

    So I turned to the shorting methode.

    The first difficulty was to found the chip. I finally found it crossing a video on youtube (that shows an unsettled laptop and the chip concerned) and the advices from this forum.

    Then I scrupulously followed the global method that I built from different parts of sites, pdf and threads, but it wasn't effective.

    After a lot of reading, of tests and sweat, I founded a forum that says simply:

    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)

    At this time I included the notion of order in my global comprehension of the method.

    So I took my paperclip, connected the pins 3 and 6, pressed the power button, disconnect and quickly reconnect the pins to make the laptop start, wait 2 sec and before the beginning of loading, disconnect.

    At this point, I finnaly leaved my great companion the paperclip, and made the danse of the victory before my laptop that was waiting for a Fn-X in the manufacturing mode.

    So I finished the operation with the cd provided by Paragon33 and I have now an useful computer.

    So once again thank you.

    PS : excuse my english, I'm french ;)
  6. thuey

    thuey TS Rookie

    Can someone please help me? I am not very computer savvy and foolishly bought a laptop from my cousins husband without checking it out first due to the battery being dead. It didn't come with the power supply so I went and purchased one and upon hooking up the laptop realised I made a HUGE mistake... it was locked and no one knows the password. It's the admin. password for a Dell Latitude D610. The service Tag is F0XWL81-595B Bios A05. I have tried all I know to do. I can't afford to put much more money into it, but hate to think about the money I spent on it. I've tried the shorting method with no luck and alot of backdoor passwords I found on a site with no luck... please someone please help! :(
  7. thuey

    thuey TS Rookie

    Walter-Kum-Dorn : a thousand thanks to you! I have managed to erase that pesky master password! Now I just need to figure out how to place my service tag back into my computer so that I may make a new password. Thanks again!
  8. champ

    champ Banned

    re d600 and d610 help

    i have the complete paperclip doc to unlock your laptop when you want it send a email to me email removed and i send it to you
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes I've got that PDF too.

    Don't think I'm allowed to post it here though (author issues I believe - not sure?) it's 3.4Meg
    If moderators say allowed to post, I'll attach it
  10. thuey

    thuey TS Rookie

    I have gotten my machine to the point where now it is telling me the passwords are not set anymore but I cannot make a new one due to my machine now not having a service tag number... what do I do now? Also I still can't get into Windows because of the login password issue... any ideas, suggestion? Machine is a Dell latitude Laptop
    D610 service tag number was F0xWL81-595B
  11. champ

    champ Banned

    re windows login

    you can better instal a new version of windows or try to download
    hirens boot cd.you can reset whit this tool the login password
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    @champ, I would remove the last site name 9....com, as that is notoriously a cracking site (of programs!) and may have cosequences here for you.

    In any case "thuey" is after svctag program, found posted freely from Dell and even linked here at TechSpot (please search) that should put his service tag back in his bios (cmos) settings. Not Windows! - this login issue, requires another thread.
  13. livosan

    livosan TS Rookie

    Help needed with Dell Latitude D610 HDD Password.

    I've the same problem with my Latitude D610, HDD password protection.
    Switched it on today and is asking for a HHD password.

    After several hours of reading it as led me here...

    If any one can supply me with the password from the info below, that would be great.

    Service tag# 7H16R1J
    HD #**65JR7439T-595B

    Please could you help me

    Thanks in advance.

  14. livosan

    livosan TS Rookie

    Does this method take long for the D610?
  15. champ

    champ Banned

    ok sorry its a mistake
  16. champ

    champ Banned

    takes it long

    its not little bid work you must open the complete laptop but it is not toooo much work
  17. soft_me

    soft_me TS Rookie

    Hi mscrx

    I lost the password of my laptop DELL D620

    the service tag is : 76DF72J-595B

    the express codeis : 156-228-174-19

    i need help, please help me if you can !

    thank you in advance !
  18. Chris89511

    Chris89511 TS Rookie

    My employer went out of business recently and i inherited the laptop i was issued. i can still log in as the password works. however i would like to clear the admin account(s) and do not know how. I cannot even correct the time because "i do not have the authority". Can anyone help?

    thank you
  19. livosan

    livosan TS Rookie

    Just to confirm the paperclip method removes the HDD password protection???
  20. Chris89511

    Chris89511 TS Rookie

    thank you

    can you describe the paperclip method?....or direct me to where i can fin more on it

    thank you again for your quick response
  21. wsnett

    wsnett TS Rookie

    Bios password for compaq preserio needed

    my friend have compaq preserio he lost the passsword, can u help in this regard

    big big thanks in advance
  22. Obi

    Obi TS Enthusiast

    you find all info at https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
  23. maghi

    maghi TS Rookie

    My first post

    Hi all
    I have come here because of the same problem. Dell Latitute D610 System number CX6PK1J-595B. Second hand. Unlock pass unknown.
    Can somebody help me with an idea?
  24. Paragon33

    Paragon33 TS Rookie

    I have previously amended the procedure with this Method of shorting and using the Modified Shorter about 2 months ago. You ground the clip end, place the straight pin between pins 5 and 6 on the chip, turn on the laptop and start moving the pin back and forth between 5 and 6 making contact between 1-2 seconds on each pin 5 and 6. This method has worked on a C610, a C840, an Inspiron 8200, a Inspiron 2200, a D600, a D510, and a D810, so it was no fluke. The brief period on each pin has prevented the shutdown and drained the NVRAM of the Passwords . Twice is the most I have had to do this to drain the chip of the Passwords. I have sent this to a number of folks who wrote to me by email and they reported sucess also.
  25. Chris89511

    Chris89511 TS Rookie

    Thank you

    I will give it a try!
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