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Dell Inspiron 8000 bios password, shorting wont work, please help

Q: Dell Inspiron 8000 bios password, shorting wont work, please help

Hello everyone,

First, i posted here because iīm 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 wonīt do this again. Iīm just a little desperate with this problem...

Ok, my problem. My aunt bought me a dell inspiron 8000 for my birthday; she doesnīt 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 thereīs 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 wonīt 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 really apreciate it...the service tag for this laptop is #8ZNHC01-595B

Also i looked down the laptop and service tag and express labels have been teared off so i dont know the express code. i just got this service tag from that bios password screen.

I just want to use this laptop for my school subjects...i canīt afford a new one and i just really need to use this one...it is in such good shape...

please Rustam...if you could have a minute...

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HELP ME TO FIND MASTER PASSWORD FOR MY LAP TOP
DELL
INSPIRON 6400
SERVICE TAG ( F4N6P2J - 595B )
EXPRESS SERVICE CODE ( 329-325-433-39)

CAN EMAIL ME
[email protected]
 

A:Help with Dell INSPIRON 6400 Password or Shorting Method

call dell tech support... they may be able to help you with this one.. they can reset your password
 

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Hey, guys, I lost my CMOS Password on Dell Inspiron 8000 and can't locate the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS setting.

Please help.
 

A:HELP: Lost CMOS Password on Dell Inspiron 8000

i cannot find that aqnswer as you have a notebook but here is weblink tio the page on how to dissect it dell
 

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I am new here I would like to thank anyone in advance that could help me
with a master password #DC9NM01-595B Thanks again !

[email protected]
 

A:Dell 8000 bios password help please

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html

DO NOT post your email in a public forum unless you like spam.
 

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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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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.

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

Hi WILSPEAK,
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 a Dell Latitude D620 and i am getting the gray screen of doom i need the password for this computer. i have opened it up and looked for the EEProm Chip but have not have a good luck with that. any help would be appreciated. i have been looking around for a pic of how the EEProm chip will look like but cant find it.


Service Tag: GB075B1
Express Service Code: 35493978781
When the gray screen comes up it tells me: #GB075B1-595B
Revision on motherboard: Rev 1.0(A00)
Boot Screen: Revision A02
Motherboard: XD299

Any questions ask.



Thank You
 

A:Help with Dell Latitude D620 Password or Shorting Method

Instead of looking for an EEPROM, try pulling the CMOS battery for a few minutes
 

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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>
thanks

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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Has anyone else had issues with the SATA power cord connecting CD-Rom drives and the system board shorting out and smoking pretty badly. If this is a known issue shouldn't there be a recall like Samsung have done for their phones? 

A:8000 CMT CD-Rom drive and power cables shorting out and burn...

Is the PC still in warranty?Nevermind. I see it has been around for a while.   I highly recommend that you consider replacing the SATA power cable with a new one to prevent that fire hazard from happening again.  You might  end up having to replace the PSU, depending on the configuration of the desktop PC. I think you may be the first to report something  safety related like that happening with your desktop.

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We have exactly the same issue with HP8000CMT. The same issue from this link. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/8000-CMT-CD-Rom-drive-and-power-... 

A:8000 CMT CD-Rom drive and power cables shorting out and burn...

So I am now seeing these power connectors fry as well. 2 in thepast week alone and in classrooms. Can HP weigh in on whether or not there is a particluar harness that is failing. I haven't got the second failure back in office today yet but the first one that came in is a Century Asia harness. I have other units here that have Foxconn cables. I'll be curious to see what the second box has in it, cablewise.  OK so next machine jst came back in and another Century Harness fried. WTH HP. What harnesses can we trust? 

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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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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
#F18XG1J-595B

Thanks again
 

A:Dell Inspiron 9200 Bios Password

He has plenty of contact options - rustam_
 

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

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Dell Inspiron 6400 bios master code please

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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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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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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Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password
#HCJST01-595B
 

A:Need Dell Inspiron 8100 BIOS password

Contact Dell?
 

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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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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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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?

Thanks,

Nic
 

A:Dell Inspiron 2500 BIOS Password

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HI, I FORGOT MY BIOS PASSWORD FOR DELL N5040
SERVICE TAG: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>
EXPRESS SERVICE CODE: <Admin Note: removed per privacy policy~RK>
PLIZ I NEED YOUR HELP.....
I have confirmed the original owned of the laptop: Name:  Alinatwe Eric bought from Bestbuy computers ltd Kampala, Uganda

A:BIOS PASSWORD FOR DELL INSPIRON N5040

You're not going to get the password from a public forum.  Once you've transferred ownership, call Dell support.
http://www.dell.com/support/retail/us/en/19/ownershiptransfer/IdentifySystem

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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!

Thanks.
 

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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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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Hi,

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

Bye.

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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.
Saeed.
 

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 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,

Frajile-

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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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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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.
 

A:DELL Inspiron 1000 bios pASSWORD RESET NEED HELP

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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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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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 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.

cdreemz17
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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Someone I know just recently gave me an Inspiron 8000 but he says the hard drive is messed up. I try to turn it on and it has the Dell loading screen, then the screen goes black, but then it just going back to the loading screen. It does that process over and over. The hard drive does make a suspicious clicking sound every time the screen goes black. The original OS was Windows ME but I'm not sure what it is now. Should I risk $60 (on newegg) and buy a new hard drive? What should I do?
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 problems

if it si merely the hard drive that is bad. ( and it definitely sounds like the HD is toast) you should get a boot up message about no boot device found etc.

try accessing the bios during boot up, if you can then replacing the hard drive should give you are workable laptop. if he didnt give you the dell xp disk your goiing to need a copy of windows.
 

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Thank goodness you people are around!!

I'd like to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 8000.
Currently has 256mb RAM - I know it can only go up to 512mb RAM.
Which brand of Memory is best??

Alos, I'd like to upgrade the hard drive also.
Currently has 10GB.
Does anyone know the maximum GB's for this computer hard drive?
Which brand of hrad drive should I buy?

If I get max RAm (512mb) and max hard drive (GB's) would it be
possible to then install Windows XP on to this computer?

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

A:upgrading Dell Inspiron 8000

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Can all the latest RAM sticks and hardrives and operating systems be put into the Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops? I want to know because i want to play WoW on it.

Dell Inspiron 8000 specs:
523,000 kb RAM
pentium 4 proccesor
windows 2000
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 laptops

You have to purchase compatible RAM. Go to www.crucial.com, and allow it to scan your system to determine what options are available.

You can install Windows XP. I doubt it would run Vista well.
 

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i have a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 8000. I can't figure out where to put a wireless card. I do not see any slots for it. Does anyone know if a wireless card can be used with this model? I don't think it had built in wireless. Seemed to old for that.

Thanks for your help
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 Can it be wireless?

According to the specs of that Inspiron, it has two PC card slots on the side of the case....somewhere usually on the right side toward the back of the computer. And no, it's not wireless built in.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/plav/sm/specs.htm#1000450

It could use a PCMCIA wireless card.
 

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Ok...got one for you.

I have a customer's laptop in the shop. It had major software issues. (btw, have you ever seen where you select static ip and the ip and subnet lightnen up so you can type in them but then guess what? You can't! You can click all day and you'll never see a curser and you can't type a number or anything in the box. And yes..checked font color and stuff. I could type fine in any other network related box.)

But enough of that. (unless you can answer that one for future use.)

It had Windows ME on it..yuck! He told me if I was going to reformat and reload that he would rather just go back down to win98se. I agreed that it would be a better choice.

So I've loaded 98se found all the drivers on dells site. (btw....for sound you have to use the ME driver) I loaded the intel chipset driver. Everything working great. Until I put it in in the docking station. Windows said that it was doing a new configuration. Cool.... When everything got done and rebooted I have no mouse. No earaser pointer, no touch pad (it has both)...Ok....shut down try a mouse on the dock. Nope, mouse pointer still locked in dead center. I shut down, take the laptop out of the dock and restart and i have both my touchpad and earser pointer working fine. Before I ever put it in the dock, I did install Dell Dock which I thought was for the docking station. Do you think I have a bad dock or not the correct drivers? And yes it was acting flakey in the dock when we had ... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 Laptop

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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

k
 

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Hi everyone. I have a dell inspiron 8000. I have installed windows xp pro sp1 on it, but i can't find in Device Manager-Network device the 3com 10/100 card. For this reason, i can't use my lan connection. Can someone help me?

Thanks in advantage for any help.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8000 Connection Problem

Hey Nelly,

i'm on my way out for today, but i can tell you this, check out for the inspiron 8000 specifications maybe on the manual if you have it or else, in the internet. I guess 8000s use 3com network cards(not completely sure), so what you need for get that card running is the driver software. If it is a common 3com you can find it here http://www.network-drivers.com/companies/294.htm or else, if it is not a 3com card check out the list at www.network-drivers.com for the right card brand you have.
 

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hi all,

i'm new to the site. I'm a young computer technician and i specialize more in desktop computers rather than laptops but i've been getting many laptops this days.

I got here a dell inspiron 8000; problem is that when powering on screen gets beige...is not white or gray but beige....theres no image there rather than that color....if i plug in a monitor i can perfectly see dell logo and etc there...but nothing on the laptop screen....i've checked the connections in the video card which is an ATi one, and there's no scratches or cuts or anything visibly damaged. i took the screen out and everything is connected, just that a yellow tape that sticks the video data cable to the back of the screen is slightly removed....as i know from the owner, he took it to another tecnician before for other problem, this guy screwed it up more returning it with the screen this way....anyway, i was wondering, is this screen damaged for good taking the fact that cables look good and that i have video in the monitor output? or could there be a problem with the ATi card connector? (doesn't look in bad shape either).

Thanks for any comment.
 

A:Beige Screen on Dell inspiron 8000

sounds to me like the backlight has gone. Try looking at the screen under both bright and low light to see if you can see an image - if you can this would confirm the diagnosis.
 

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I have a Dell inspiron 8000 laptop that my friend gave me. The thing does not seem to want to power up at all. When i try to boot up the computer, all the lights go on, sounds like its about to boot up, then 5 seconds later, everything will just shut off.

Dont know if this info would cause this type of problem, but the screen is disconnected from the laptop since it was broken and i have it connected to a differnt monitor via monitor plug in the back of the laptop.

Tried booting the computer with/out battery as well. Tried removing all the parts and reseating all parts. Same. I was able to boot the laptop once after 100 tries, it ran for a day, tried to install win2k and then ended up shutting off on me again.

And recently i noticed the fan would spin and stop when i try to bootup as well.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Dell inspiron 8000 boot problem

Wonder if the cmos battery has died and needs replacing or the power supply is faulty.
 

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I'm replacing the 10Gb HD on my old Dell Inspiron 8000 with a new 80Gb HD (both HDs are Hitachi Travelstar).

I was planning on cloning the present HD to my Maxtor 320Gb External HD, and then cloning that to the new 80Gb HD using Maxtor MaxPlus.

I'd appreciate any advice (particularly if there are better ways than I'm planning) on exactly how to do this. And will it be a problem cloning down from the larger external HD to the smaller new HD??

Thanks for your help!

Dell Inspiron 8000
512Mb RAM
Win XP Home
Maxtor MaxPlus
 

A:Solved: New HD in Dell Inspiron 8000 - how to clone old HD?

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This is first post, so please excuse any display of ignorance from me.

I know that the hard drive is bad. It will not let me boot up to try and recover data. Last resort is to send to a data recovery specialist.

If the drive is cool, it will try to boot, but it is looking for a corrupted file, "ntoskrnl.exe" in the \System32 dir (Win 2000 Pro). Is there a way I can transfer this file onto the drive?

I have tried to Repair with the Dell reinstall CD, it does not work. It hangs up during the checking C:\ drive portion. I tried it under the Console Recovery and same thing. Also tried the "fixboot"; it did not do anything for me.

Any Suggestions?

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks,
tootech4me
 

A:Bad hard drive in Dell Inspiron 8000

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I am new here I would like to thank anyone in advance that could help me
with a master password sercive tag DC9NM01-595B express service code 29039982625 Thanks!
 

A:Dell 8000 Password

is it a d800? have a look here:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html
and here:
http://www.download.centre4service.com/
in the shorting method section
 

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I just wiped my girlfriends lappy, and re-installed vista, i poped in the drivers disc and installed ethernet controller and WLAN,
But the wifi just wont work, i went to to the dell site, and downloaded, more drivers, but it still wont work!!

HELP!!!!! I dont know wat to do here.

Thanks in advance.

NEB.
 

A:WIFI Wont WOrk Inspiron 1525 dell=smell

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