Acer c100 is locked out, right after pressing power buton

By adambeiko ·
Please help me to unlock my laptop.
I cannot get even to bios,asking me for password, which I've never set it up.
I took off the cimos battery and still no successful to get in

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TR members do not assist password recovery. Do not respond to this thread

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Acer c100 is locked out, ...

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So what you need to do here is contact Acer for a solution.

Also modern NB's do not have CMOS Batteries as the BIOS is located on what is called a Smart Socket soldered to the M'Board and this is not possible to remove. It acts as a BIOS Battery but is a permanent solution to flat CMOS Batteries.


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Your bios is locked through a password..

What you need to do is (if you have it) is replace the credit card size card in to the slot on the right of your computer, this card is called a smart card. The bios security is through PlatinumPAS smart card, you will need to put this card in the slot to get access to your computer. For more info go here:

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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