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Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Q: Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

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A: Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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i recently bought a dell inspiron 15 7357 used from a pawnshop and it had a bios password that they stated they did not have the bios password to ..i contacted dell and went through the process of transferring the ownership that went great called about the problem and was given a code from a tech that didnt work and she stated she never heard of the problem really ..and went straight to you need to replace the motherboard for 300 dollars ..so im asking for help because it has to be another way to get to find the password please help thank you

A:dell bios password locked

There is no other way.  Your best bet is to return the system to the shop for a refund.

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My dell xps 12 ultrabook has been disabled after three failed attempts the password on boot. But now that I put the correct password continuously telling me the password is incorrect. Anyone know how I can solve this problem?

A:dell xps 12 locked or disable for password on bios

Kindly private message me the system service tag. I will check the details and revert to you.
To send me a private message, click on my Forum username and then click Start conversation.

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Dear saviour,

I believe you can help me with the master password for A03 BIOS.
Service Tag: DCYZQ1J-595B.

Even I have no chance to boot from USB or CD when HDD is taken out.

A:Dell D410 BIOS Password locked

Tried speaking to dell? They will help if you legally own your dell.

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Hi Guys..
Having purchased this laptop d520 as a "non Runner" and being a retired engineer with time on his hands and likes a challenge..Is there any way of unlocking the BIOS on this device,I have tried everything i know but without success..
Kind Regards

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Hi Sirs,
  Pls can you help me with my sons laptop? he mistakenly put bios password and he cannot remember.
S/N:<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Express service code: <ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

A:Dell Inspiron 15R Bios Password

You will need to call Dell with your ownership details.  If the system is out of warranty, have a credit card handy - the call won't be free of charge.

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There was a thread before about this but is closed. There was a person called rustam_ and he had a method I think so if he could help I would be really greatful.

The tag thing he needed is

Thanks again

A:Dell Inspiron 9200 Bios Password

He has plenty of contact options - rustam_

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Hello there,

I have this dell inspiron 15 with a BIOS admin password. I have tried to jump the BIOS chip but to no avail. Im not 100% sure If Im jumping the correct pins as the information found on the internet is scarce.

I have included pictures of the board. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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my computer was running fine and normal, until two days ago.

i rebooted, and left my ipod plugged in. normally in this scenario, the computer will boot to the dell loading screen as it always does, and the progress bar will stick at about 95 percent. so i press power, unplug the ipod, and restart normally. this time, however, on reboot i came up with a "Hard disk #***********-A95B, the primary system HDD, is protected by a password authentication system" message...a *similar* message has been discussed at length on these boards. it seems that very few people have the exact same message...there are more starting with "This computer, #blahblahblah"...

and from what i've heard, HDD passwords are close to impossible to break. if anyone can help me out, i would like to know how this could have happened, and what i can do to [at the very least] preserve the data on the disk or remove the password.

the curious thing is that after reading the forum, i came under knowledge that a password can be generated using information from my computer...which was unsuccessful over the phone with dell. they provided me a password which they had "generated," and it did not work. however, the tech support woman was almost arguing with me that the HDD password was the same as the bios/system password. i have seen other peoples' messages, and they are seemingly different (system/computer password as opposed to hard disk). am i wrong to think ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 5150 HDD password (not BIOS)

neqsohthree said:

...which brings me to the fact that i'm getting eleven asterisks instead of a code, followed by the "bios standard" a95b (which is why they insist that it's a bios password). does this mean that (potentially) my hd is not actually the problem, but there is a motherboard short causing it to not be recognized properly?

help is desparately appreciated. thanks :]Click to expand...

According to my big book of HD issues, the asterisks mean that the IDE section of the drive is flumped, or your IDE on the mobo is, one of the two.

It should so a series of letters and numbers, if so then it can be unlocked by dell assuming you can prove ownership.

Yes the HD and the BIOS Password are different, actually there are 4, admin, config,setup and the HD.

The easiest way to find out is to hook the HD to a an IDE on a desktop PC and see if it can be seen, if its Locked (ie passworded) it will show as a zero sized drive, if however its flumped,chances are the BIOS wont detect it full stop.

If it is unlocked and accessible copy of the data and scrap the drive and get a new one, now would be a good time to get a decent brand and maybe a size increase.

If it's flumped or locked and dell wont help then they make great paperweights.

Any other questions give us a shout....

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Hi there, I have been trying to sort out my parents laptop but my brother got there before me, changed the BIOS password and promptly forgot it. I can't get it to do anything other than turn off if I get it wrong 3 times in a row and so I am at a loss as to what to try next. Does anyone have any idea please?

A:Dell Inspiron M5030 BIOS password

Hi asjaro,Thanks for posting.Contact Dell Tech Support with proof of ownership. If under warranty, no charge. If not under warranty, there will be a fee.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm

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This thing has a password to enter the BIOS setup program.

I've taken the thing apart mostly, can't find anything.

How do you reset the password on this thing?



A:Dell Inspiron 2500 BIOS Password

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SERVICE TAG: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>
EXPRESS SERVICE CODE: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>
I have confirmed the original owned of the laptop: Name:  Alinatwe Eric bought from Bestbuy computers ltd Kampala, Uganda


You're not going to get the password from a public forum.  Once you've transferred ownership, call Dell support.

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i need bios password for dell inspiron n4030 ,pls help me

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Hello all & RUSTAM,

My name is Jordan, an Account Manager in Toronto.

A year ago I set a password on my Inspiron 2200 and forgot it. Judging by the forums, you might get these requests frequently so I'm sorry if I'm just another person asking for help.

My SERVICE TAG is 7YGPW81-595B, I was wondering you would be able to email me my code or old pass. What bugs me is that I remember setting it to something simple like 1234 or 12345 or asdf. You might see that if its in the service tag. I tried for hours already.

My email is [email protected], or I'll be happy to give you my phone number via email.

Anyways, IF YOU ARE EVER IN TORONTO, I would like to buy you a drink or show you the town. Let me know. I hope you get this soon!


A:Dell Inspiron 2200 BIOS password

JordanR said:

SORRY WRONG THREAD, I will post this in Mobile computing.Click to expand...

Actually, this is the correct and only thread to post these requests:
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)

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This is my first time posting here so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am beggining to think I got ripped off. I bought a laptop from a person on ebay and it seems to be locked.

I hear I have to get the master bios pasword for it but I am so confused, theres no way I can take the laptop apart that is not an option....

someone please help me get a master password!

A:Dell Inspiron 1720 Bios Password

10$ to who ever gets the master password

I will pay 10 bucks paypal to whoever gets the correct password...

i have a dell inspirion 1720
service tag 42kxqf1

and express service code is 8863227901
email me at email removed. com with password, if it works i gurantee a payment immediatly

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Hey guys!. as topic says. 
My son put a BIOS password and he forgot the very same day, i've had this laptop for a long time, and i doubt i still have my warranty

is there anyone who could please help me via a PM with service tag?

thank you in advanced!!

A:dell inspiron 15 3521 bios password

Not by PM - you must call Dell and verify your system ownership.  There will be a charge for the call, so have a credit card handy when you call Dell support.

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Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password

A:Need Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password

Contact Dell?

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Hello there,

I have this dell inspiron 15 with a BIOS admin password. I have tried to jump the BIOS chip but to no avail. Im not 100% sure If Im jumping the correct pins as the information found on the internet is scarce.

I have included pictures of the board. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Dell Inspiron 6400 bios master code please


I need help removing a bios password from a Dell Inspiron 6400

G07S72J service tag

34841590219 express service code

Thank you so much. I really appreciate any help given.

A:Dell Inspiron 6400 bios password help please

Hello, arguc, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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With regards to your problem, please see this thread: Dell Bios Password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting and this thread to post your information, if your PC can be unlocked. Dell Bios Password removal (Nov-Dec 2007)

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I have a dell inspiron 1000 laptop. I recently upgraded the bios from A03 to A08 thinking that I would be able to enter the bios setup. It locked me out of the entire system now. I get a black screen with a blue box that says enter password. My service tag is CPDLL41. Can someone Please help me. Please.

Email is [email protected] if necessary.

A:I need Dell Inspiron 1000 Bios Password PLEEZ

First try Dell.
If your BIOS was installed incorrectly, the motherboard can be ruined. Before you go elsewhere seek help from Dell Tech Support.
Good luck. This is usually very serious.

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Hi all,

My little brother has gave that Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS a password and now he has forgot it. I know I can remove that password by opening the laptop but I don't want to open it. I can access to the OS which is Windows 7 and also can reinstall OSs by pressing F12 key, but when I want to go into the BIOS setup (which I should press the F2 key for that) that password is required. I've heard there are some codes removing that but I'm not sure is it real or not.
Any solution for that laptop?

A:How to remove Dell inspiron n4110 BIOS password

Dell have recently added additional security to some of their laptop range - if you have somehow triggered this security you will have to contact Dell, and supply them with full details of the laptop, including serial and reference and full proof of purchase - they can then remove the password free of charge

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Friends, I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password, The Service Tag
is HTYLJOJ and Express Service Code is 388-169-301-79. I am new on this Forum, I am looking a BIOS Password Cracker or any other Program which will Re-Set the BIOS Password. Program/Utility must be for a FDD because my first Boot Option is FDD.
Regards to all the GENIUS.

A:I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password

Maybe if you pop out the battery for fifteen seconds the bios reset might include the password as well. I've never tried to reset that password so no guarantee on this. It will not hurt anything. Good Luck.

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I got a laptop for school on craigslist and there I need the BIOS password because the computer wont boot. I have no idea who the original owner is so I cant change the ownership the service tag is #12D24D1-595B What can I do does anyone know how to get the master password?

A:Dell inspiron e1705 BIOS Master Password

Please visit this forum regarding passwords.
Also, visit this forum for answers to most common questions.
Welcome to Techspot

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I need N5010 bios administrator password. I don't speak English. :-(


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Hello there, I need help unlocking my laptop
Is there anyone that could help me?

I get the gray screen asking for administrator password.

Please help''

My service tag number is H7J3M71
email removed
thank you so much''

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A:Dell inspiron 6000 bios password removal

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I have a dell inspiron 9300 that I acquired through an auction. However when I start the computer it goes to a screen that asks for a password. the id is #31f5l71-595b. can anyone help with bypassing this problem?

A:Dell inspiron 9300 bios password reset

Negative man, we don't do that stuff here.

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If your trying to change a bios setting or Reformat any of the newer Dell Laptop's you may run into this issue! There is an Administrator password you will be prompted for. I believe this is created at the factory and unplugging the bios battery no longer does the trick! I tried many different passwords combos and found that:

<dell> all lowercase and minus the brackets works for a few of the newer Dell Laptops

Good Luck,


A:Dell Bios Admin Password/Inspiron 1720

That makes no sense at all. If it were true then Dell would have to provide the password as part of the information it provides to customers when they buy the laptop. Anything else would subject them to being sued.

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It ask me the admin or system password to unlock the bios password but it not entering the windows so please send me the password for this it as main company documents.
It will be great help for me and my company,please.

A:I need bios password for dell inspiron N5110 laptop.

Hi Gopi prabhakaran,
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.

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I hate DELL they give no help.I have a Dell Inspirion 1000 that is locked it says enter password.I saw your post and was wondering if you found away to get around this.I am assuming that this is a bios protection password, since I cannot enter the bios without the password.


need master password for bios
help plz!!!

Dell Inspiron 1300
service tag: 792RK2J-595B
express service code:157-863-168-91

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I had to replace my motherboard on a Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. I bought a used motherboard but get the gray screen when booting asking for a password.
Code on the gray screen is: 6F9Q691-595B

Is there a master code or a chip to reset?

thanks in advance for any help


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Hi, i've found my old laptop and i didn't use it for a while and now i can't boot it anymore.
Service tag : <Service Tag removed> 
Express service code : <Express service code removed>
Thanks in advance

A:Dell Inspiron 1300 (ME051) Forgot the bios master password

Contact Dell support by voice phone -- be prepared to verify your ownership of the system.

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Hello everyone,

First, i posted here because im not sure if the http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html thread is being read any longer..if i did wrong i apologize for it, i wont do this again. Im just a little desperate with this problem...

Ok, my problem. My aunt bought me a dell inspiron 8000 for my birthday; she doesnt know anything about computers but she's a great lady, i really apreciate this gift. She gave it to me and as i powered it on i saw the bios password screen. I started reading across this site about this password thing and decided to try that shorting method. I located the chip labeled 24WC02J on the board and proceeded to short 3rd and 6th pins...nothing...when i short and power on laptop goes off right after powering on. If i do the shorting pin by pin on 3rd and 6th using the paragon shorter with the 3rd pin it powers on but still that pass screen...with the 6th pin it goes off just after powering on. Maybe theres some trick on the 6th leg....as far as i know 6th is the clock pin for the chip and 3rd is the A2 pin ( i guess is an input)... So i guess the shorting method wont work for me...

I visited IdidMyC600 and the paragon site and also read the descriptive pdf at this sites...also took a look at the pictures and stuff at this sites....but i guess this thing wont work with the shorting methods...

So i was wondering if rustam could help me out...man i know you are really busy out there but if you just got a minute for me i'd... Read more

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Hi, I am looking for the BIOS administrator password for HP Envy 15 3040NR System deactivated code 71784902 Thank you!

A:Requesting Bios Administrator Password

@powersal Enter   64682324

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Hello,  I can't seem to find the BIOS password on a Folio 13. Does anyone have a default password for it?  Error code is 76491401. Kind regards,Alex 


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A:Unlock Bios password

Hi, Enter  69599427 Regards, DP-K

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Hi. I have prolem with resetting the password. I have HP 430 G2 laptop with BIOS password setup on it. Unfortunately I cannot remember the password that Ive put on it. Is there any posibility to do a recovery to at least reset BIOS password? It is in briliant shape so it would be a terrible to throw perfectly working machine into garbage because of that. Please help me resolve this. Serial number: CND446118F(I am not sure if it is 5 or 6 - the label is bit scratched)Product: J4S70EA#UUW Please anyone. Replacing BIOS chip is simply impossible for me.

A:Bios password unlock for HP 430 G2

Sorry, almost forgot it is HP ProBook 430 G2

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I have a HP Probook 430 g2 notebook I bought on ebay, it is BIOS Password locked and I don't know the password. serial number is: CND4349PWT.I have a photo of the product info screen if you need it, I appreciate your help in unlocking it, thank you.

A:Unlock BIOS Password

Hello @tahz, We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.  Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.                                    When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I tried clearing my bios password by making it  blank but now it wont register a blank  password, making me enter an unlock password after three tries. The key is 74477077. My laptop model is Hp Pavilion dv7-1261wm. Thanks in advance.

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A:Unlock Key for BIOS password

Hi, Enter  61555079 Regards, DP-K

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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I set a bios password for my laptop and promptly forgot it and i keep receiving error code message 88246849 after 3 tries.  The laptop model is hp f305dx. Any help unlocking it would help immensley! I have so much work to do ?


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A:How do i unlock my bios password? I forgot it

@torey91 Enter   37124289

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Can you please help me to unlock Bios password hp pavilion dv7-1128ez. The unlock key is: 54708837. Thanks

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A:unlock Bios password hp pavilion dv7-1128ez

Hi, Please be aware that his is not supported by HP and you try it at your own risk. Try entering:           41660219 Regards, DP-K

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i have being finding it dfficult to boot my system from HDD. each time i want to enter the BIOS set up, it will request me to type in BIOS password. After Disassembling all the parts of the system, i was able to get a password reset of '12345678' after getting access into the BIOS setup. the boot order was not showing i.e. Internal CD/DVD ROM, Notebook HDD ets was not showing on the BIOS BOOT Order option.    I really need your help to solve that problem.

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Hi all,

I'm new commer..
I have a problem of locked the bios password at my latitude D610 from work,
this laptop also protect byan admin password, so i can't do anything with this laptop at home... is somebody can solve it?


A:unlock bios password latitude D610

no one can't solve this problem huh?
how bout you rustam?

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Upon reboot, get prompt for "Password/Unlock Key."  There is also an "Unlock Key Hint Number" 8312904F.  Advice on how to determine the unlock key? Inspirion 14z-N411z TAG:
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
<ADMIN NOTE: Express service code removed per privacy policy>

A:BIOS Password/Unlock Key inspirion 14z-N411z

You must place a voice phone call to Dell.  Be prepared with your ownership details and a credit card -- the call won't be free of charge, since the system is almost certainly out of warranty.

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Pls help me to unlock my latop the tag number is #FNTVRD1-595B , ill be 100 % thanksfully..

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