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HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread

By Julio Franco ยท 2217 replies
Aug 1, 2008
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    mathematically it's about 36 combinations

    ie pass is 7 Alphanumeric characters long
    So try: 0 or 1 or 2 or ..... up to 9
    Then try a or b or c or .... up to z

    Let us know how you go :grinthumb

    example: z4y57gx
  2. MrDuckz

    MrDuckz TS Rookie

    thanks Kimsland

    First of all I want thank Kimsland for the hard job he (or she) does at this thread keeping it free of spammers, last year I bought a Dell D620 at a local auction and it was locked with the grey screen, I posted about 4 messages here asking for help and I did look and research a lot of other info that I found about this problem, one of the earliest post on this same thread mention that Dell use a master password to unlock the computers, at the same time Dell decline to help me even after I send copies of the paperwork from were I bought the laptop, days and months passed by and the freaking computer was sittng at my garage collecting dust, well yesterday while I was cleaning the garage I took the computer cleaned up and tried to start it but it had a dead battery so I plugged to the outlet turn it on and the grey screen still there I login to TS and ther I was looking again for help when I stumble to the post were the masterd password is mention and I said to my self what the heck let's tried so I input "password" and to my surprise the damn thing was working I was like a won the lottery, also on another article on a website about dell, they mention that as long the password wasn't change "password" is the master to get in but now I have to get another Dell to find out if his true or not, on the meanwhile thanks Kimsland and averybody that helps withouth expecting more than a thank you note
    Great job Tech Spot
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    no problem MrDuckz, but I did remove the dot com website you posted because that could have been seen as spam.
    Usually I check every post here posted, within about 5 mins, yes true I get little thanks on this thread, being the main advocate for free only (of which is the governing rule here anyway)

    All recovery options are here: https://www.techspot.com/vb/post610782-4.html

    or just try "password" ;) (you never know)
  4. rose1

    rose1 TS Rookie

    Thanks for the hint. Unfortunately, I tried all the combinations and it did not work. As you suggested, I tried z4y57g* where the * =0-9 and a-z none worked.

    I'm sure you already know this but just so we're clear, I'm at a white and gray screen where it says:

    Dell Inc.

    This computer system, #3LNNVC1-595B, is protected by a password authentication system. you cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.

    Please type in the system or administrator password and press <Enter>

    When I'm trying to type in the password, nothing shows up on the screen. Normally, I'd see stars when I type in my password elsewhere. Is this normal on the Dells?

    I sure hope I can get this going. If someone wants to help, please email me at rose11422 at gmail dot com
  5. MrDuckz

    MrDuckz TS Rookie

    Yes it is normal, you're not going to see nothing just input the password and hit nter
    Man I feel like an expert (LOL)
    Thanks again Kimsland
  6. rose1

    rose1 TS Rookie

    Thanks, but unfortunately, z4y57g* is not working. I'm assuming it's not case sensitive right?
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hmm no that should be right
    All I found was:
    But that was referring to D35B password screen not 595B

    I'd say hpgl may have not provided the correct pass :confused:
    It's lower case

    unless your keyboard layout is incorrect (language settings wise)


    actually MrDuckz said that his was "password" which is 8 Alphanumeric characters long :confused:

    Therefore you now have about 500 possibilities :(

    Edit 2

    All recovery options are here: => https://www.techspot.com/vb/post610782-4.html
  8. rose1

    rose1 TS Rookie

    Now that I look back at hpgl's post, it says the password is z4y57g..

    Notice that he put 2 dots after the G. Which probably means that the password would be 8 characters. I think I'll just give up. If there's 2 empty characters behind the G, that would mean that I would have to type in 00-99 and if that didn't work, then aa-zz then 0a etc. Id be doing that forever. I tried "Password" and that did not work either. If someone can come up with the password please email me at email removed
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  10. rose1

    rose1 TS Rookie

    Well, thanks for your help guys. I guess I'll just resell it on ebay. Maybe someone can use it for parts.
  11. Jperezsoto

    Jperezsoto TS Rookie

    hello anyone, can you help with Master password please?
    INSPIRON 6400
    MM061 Series
    Bios revision A14
    Service Tag: #FM1RVC1-595B
    Express Service Code: 33984970849

    Mobo : DAOFM1MB6G3 Rev G
    No chip 24C02
    PaperClip Method don't Work
    No boot Anything

    thank you
    PD: sorry my english
  12. Summer

    Summer TS Rookie

    Please help!!!

    Hello everyone, im new to this site and this is my first post. I was wondering if i could get some help with my laptop's bios password of

    Toshiba Tecra M2,

    Model No. PTM20E-01L0C-7D.

    thanks in advance.
  13. hpgl

    hpgl TS Rookie

    amount of combination of 2 letters is 26*26=676
    ok, I reduce it to 26 only: first 7 letter of password is z4y57gm.
  14. screwstone

    screwstone TS Rookie

    hi im new to the site and been doin alot of readin i just wanted to see if im right or not so far i have a dell inspiron e1705 with a service tag of 5YLL1B1 - 595B the bios is A08.. from what im readin the only way to get bypass this password to the paperclip way or gettin the master off ebay or somwhere like that?
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Not exactly correct. Have a look at the info below
    If you do decide on 3rd party external removal method, make sure to shop around, there are many sharks out there ;)

    All free recovery options are here: => https://www.techspot.com/vb/post610782-4.html

    Although I'm not sure if the Dell Inspiron E1705 can use the Paperclip method anyway, actually pretty sure no. :(

    You can try pressing F12 at the BIOS loading screen and choose what to boot from, ie CD
    Or better yet ;)
  16. o4u2sweat

    o4u2sweat TS Rookie

    Hello all again

    I purchased a Laptop off the net and was told after it was sent to me ( no refunds ) that the password was lost. I tried to contact Dell but was told that I needed the previous owners info. I contacted the company and was told that since it was a trade in they are not able to find owner info ( to many customer ). I would like to know what I could do to request your help.

    The Tag
    9PW8ZG1- 595B
    Express Code

    Any help you can provide would be great...
  17. o4u2sweat

    o4u2sweat TS Rookie

    What is DTSCD? Also the d600 and D610 can be done with the paper clip trick..
  18. mohel

    mohel TS Rookie

    Hey hpgl

    Can you help me please?

    I have an omnibook 6100 hash code is 13879.
    Looking for the master code.
    Help will be much appreciated.

  19. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    3 Posts up :rolleyes:

  20. rose1

    rose1 TS Rookie

    Thank you so much hpgl. I will try tomorrow (later today) and post my results.
  21. hpgl

    hpgl TS Rookie

    [13879] password: neomed

  22. mohel

    mohel TS Rookie


    Hey hpgl

    it doesn't match.

    Help me please
  23. rose1

    rose1 TS Rookie

    IT WORKED!!!!!! YES!!!!! Thank you so much hpgl. I got it on the 9th try ;)

    Thanks for this great site. And everyone else that tried to help.
  24. mohel

    mohel TS Rookie

    Oh! yes it worked !! fine !!! Thank you so much , you are the best my friend.

    I got it on the 5th try.

    Thanks for this great site..
  25. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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