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Purchased Used Laptop, Locked W/admin & Bios Passwords...


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#1 fignozzle

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:38 AM

Hey all,

I bought a used Toughbook CF-45 from the original owner (with paperwork, lest anyone go "sure! uh-huh..."). :thumbsup:

She retired it from use as an insurance agent 4 years ago, and can remember neither the Admin nor the BIOS password her son placed on it at that time.

I realize this is an old, slow laptop, and paid accordingly. :flowers:


I can't find the CMOS battery, although I've taken off everything I can get to without major surgery. Not apparent under keyboard, or in any of the bottom compartments once battery & HDD are removed.

Anyone have a suggestion besides send it to PANASONIC for over $100+ shipping? (Please, no "expensive boat anchor" or doorstop comments).

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:50 AM

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