HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)

By Julio Franco · 532 replies
Jan 21, 2008
  1. Please post all your inquiries regarding Dell laptop passwords here.
    Any other posts made outside of this thread may get deleted or merged here.
  2. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    thanks for re-opening this one, Julio
  3. Obi

    Obi TS Enthusiast

  4. staka79

    staka79 TS Rookie

    Bios password dell latitude d520

    Hey all,
    have a dell latitude d520 and i need the bios password
    the service tag is 8p3lc2j
    service code express 189-319-473-55
    please help!
  5. DayTrader

    DayTrader TS Rookie

    Can't get passed the bios password, tried all the ones I usually use and variations thereof..no luck.

    Its a Dell Inspiron 700m
    Service Tag: 82PBB71
    Express: 17577709165

    This model seems to be an odd one since I've found nothing specific in the way of a procedure to reset the bios password.

    Hopefully one of you will have a solution.
  6. hpgl

    hpgl TS Rookie

    yes, if you tried to generate password as D35B or 595B, it should not work.
    for inspiron 700m password generated by another way.
    Ask dell :)
  7. jhallene

    jhallene TS Rookie


    Please help me! I have succeded in bypassing the admistrator/user password. Now the harddrive is asking for a password. Soes anyone in here know how i can either regenerate a new service tag number or get past the hardrive password. Please help. Thanks
  8. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    what is wrong with your current service tag number jhallene?
  9. DayTrader

    DayTrader TS Rookie

    Dell Inspiron 700m eeprom

    Did call Dell about this. Will cost me $100+ that I don't have handy. Besides, this is a good challenge and I believe there's a solution (with a little help...I'm no electrical engineer, just persistent)

    I took the laptop apart in search of a programmable ROM for the bios. Did a Google search on the chips that weren't obviously power related (resisters, caps, etc).

    I found the ATMEL TINY12, its an eeprom located next to the CMOS battery. I felt pretty sure this was it (can't post link to ATMEL's PDF because I'm too new, I'll post the link in a different post)..

    There are instructions on how to reset the chip but want some reassurance before I do that. I mean, what exactly would be reset? Just the user data or everything?

    I'm hoping to crack this one, from all my research I've learned that the 700m is a bear and nobody has defeated it yet. I've called 5 businesses on the phone that do bios resets on laptops..they are very vague about it. Since its difficult its getting ignored for easier problems. I probably would too, but I'm not ready to quit.

    Anything you can offer is appreciated,
  10. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    I don't think it matters to have a service tag or not. the hdd password will not go on its own. you can download the dst cd and set a new service tag with it. if the hdd is your only worry then buy a new one and enjoy life...


    good luck
  11. jhallene

    jhallene TS Rookie

    service tag

    Its been wiped out.
  12. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    jhallene, it is as I said. changing the service tag ( or re-enter it ) will not remove the hdd password. download the dst cd and try it....
  13. jhallene

    jhallene TS Rookie

    I did try. Not working. So can I purchase a new hard drive and be done with it. Thanks
  14. cummterry

    cummterry TS Rookie

    Dell Latitude D620 Password

    This computer system FG1C2C1-595B,is protected by a password authentication system who can help with this?
  15. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Go to the search function on this forum and enter Dell D620... there have been large numbers of posts on this problem area.
  16. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    if you use a different hdd everything is fine...
  17. hpgl

    hpgl TS Rookie

    just looked to ebay: link removed
    they claim "any dell" and "all dell" can be unlocked below $100. I dont know what is the business you are called.
  18. Obi

    Obi TS Enthusiast

    It´s a good idea to look here too.
  19. dbpk

    dbpk Banned

    for any new dell laptop unlock, plz contact me.
  20. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Why is that?
  21. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    why don't you just tell us what you can offer?
  22. kemar14

    kemar14 TS Rookie

    dbpk pm me on how i can contact u
  23. irishpawn71

    irishpawn71 TS Rookie

    hello from belfast folks. im trying to find out how to unlock my dell latitude D620!!! ive bought a new hdd thinking that this would work but it seems to have made it worse. when i start it up its just going to a grey screen. can anyone help me??
    its service tag is HZW6H2J
    thanking you
  24. bGfunk

    bGfunk TS Rookie

    getting extremely frustrated please help

    EDIT: problem fixed
  25. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    why don't you ask your "boss" for the password? if he can't tell you then he sold you a $500 doorstop. give it back to him and get your money back.
    well razik... somehow I knew that not all money spent on passwords is worth it.
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