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Inspiron 8500 BIOS password

By n4v4r0 ·
My friend just bought a second hand laptop Inspiron 8500 from e-bay, due to his limitation of computer knowledge, he actually bought a laptop with password protected and he can't use the laptop since then.
Does anyone here know how to reset the BIOS password of Inspiron 8500?
Thanks a lot in advance

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by TheChas In reply to Inspiron 8500 BIOS passwo ...

While there are a few cracks, the "best" option is to take the laptop in to a Dell service center along with proof of ownership and have the service center reset the password.

Has your friend tried contacting the seller?

If the seller will not provide a password or a provide proof of sale of the laptop from the original owner, I would leave negative feedback.
However, before leaving negative feedback, read the auction posting carefully.
If the seller specified that the system had a password on it that they did not know, you have very little recourse.

Chas

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by LMon In reply to Inspiron 8500 BIOS passwo ...
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by wlbowers In reply to Inspiron 8500 BIOS passwo ...

You will have to contact dell tech support. Give them the service tag number.

If there are no red flags on the unit they will help you.

Good Luck Lee

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