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#1 YvonneP

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:08 AM

Hi,

Hoping someone can help. I have an Acer Travelmate 240 laptop, when I try to enter BIOS i'm asked for a password. I don't have a password as I bought the computer second hand.

I have read in another posting that resetting the password by disconnecting the battery doesn't work with Acer. I've seen that it's possible to reset by pushing a reset button that is on the bottom of the laptop but I don't have a button there.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:16 AM

http://slanyfree.net/howto.php?file=%2FHar...-reset-password

it's a switch under the keyboard, unfortunately the only direction I could find were in Czech

Edited by DaChew, 06 August 2007 - 05:16 AM.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:38 AM

"Acer TravelMate 240/250 Series Service Guide":

https://www.synapsenow.com/synapse/data/711...tm240_250sg.pdf

Page 110 of the manual (page 119 in the Adobe PDF Reader) describes SW1 which has, among other things, settings for "Password Enable" and "Password Disable".

Pages 108/109 of the manual show the location of SW1.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for those suggestions. I'll give it a try when i figure out how to remove this keyboard without damaging anything




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