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#1 SenecaR

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:45 AM

I have a Compal AL51 Laptop (Nobilis) that was having sound problems. Drivers and XP showed no conflicts, so I thought it was in the Bios. However, the Bios was password protected and I don't remember putting one on before. Bios was Insyde Software SCU. I found little support for this but did manage to find the new version of bios here:

http://www.lamsystems.com/drivers/notebook/al51.asp
and
http://service1.marasst.com/Cnotebooks/al5s.htm

I ran the batch file included, rebooted and bios was still passworded. I then burned a live cd of PC CMOS Cleaner. It found no encrypted passwords, but it said it cleared the password in bios and to restart. Upon restarting, my screen is black and shows nothing. I get no bios error beeps, it just spins up and spins down into standby. If I put in a cd, it seems to read and seek the disk, but I can't see what's going on.

This being a laptop, I had little hope in finding the cmos battery. I managed to get to most of the motherboard, Hannstar EAL51 - LA2362, but I could not find one.

So my question is: Is there anything I can do to reset my bios or enable the screen so I can see what I am doing?

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