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HP Pavillion zv5000 - Need Help Bypassing Power on Password


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#1 camerong

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:38 PM

I bought an HP Pavillion zv5000 that has a power on password - does anyone know how to bypass this password and turn off the option?

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:53 PM

Your BIOS password is stored in the CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) and it is powered by a button cell. Remove this cell and all CMOS data will be lost (date and time)including your BIOS password. Some motherboards have jumpers to reset passwords too. For this, you will have to refer to your user manual. To reset the CMOS you must find and remove button cell for about 20min. Hope this is helpful
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Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:35 PM

As stated, user manual should be the proper reference. If not that, then one of the other manuals for that system.

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